African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 683

Short Communication

Diversity status of the family, Euphorbiaceae in about 30 km radius of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project area, Southern India

Ramarajan S.*
  • Ramarajan S.*
  • Sri Paramakalyani Centre of Excellence in Environmental Science, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alwarkuruchi - 627 412, India.
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Murugesan A. G.
  • Murugesan A. G.
  • Sri Paramakalyani Centre of Excellence in Environmental Science, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Alwarkuruchi - 627 412, India.
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Saravana Ganthi A.
  • Saravana Ganthi A.
  • Department of Botany, Rani Anna Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Tirunelveli ? 627 008, India.
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  •  Received: 02 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 26 May 2015
  •  Published: 31 May 2015

Abstract

A detailed Euphorbiaceae flora study was carried out from 30 km radius of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project area. The survey was conducted from September 2012 to August 2013. A total of 32 species under 12 genera belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae were collected and identified. For each species, botanical name, local name, life-form, habitat and flowering season were mentioned. A statistical summary is presented at the end of the checklist. The area shows a high diversity in its terrestrial flora and has an important role in the conservation of biodiversity of the region.

 

Key words: Euphorbiaceae, life-form, conservation, Nuclear Power Project, Kudankulam.