International Journal of
Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Biodivers. Conserv.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-243X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJBC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 625

Full Length Research Paper

Biodiversity of plant species in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati, Pakistan

Musharaf Khan1*, Farrukh Hussain1,2 and Shahana Musharaf3
  1Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. 2Botanical Garden Azakhel and Center of Plant Biodiversity, University of Peshawar, Pakistan. 3Department of Chemistry, Government Girls’ Degree College, Sheikh, Malton Mardan, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 28 May 2012
  •  Published: 31 January 2013

Abstract

The current study illustrates the proportional description of the biodiversity of plants in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati, Pakistan. The highest value (3.097) of species diversity was obtained from southern area in spring, while the lowest value (1.75) was obtained from Jahangeri Banda in winter. The highest value (5.752) of species richness was obtained from Warana in winter, while the lowest value (2.08) was obtained from Sarki Lawager in summer. Furthermore, the highest equitability value (0.957) was obtained from Kiri Dhand in spring, while the lowest equitability value (0.575) was got at Sarki Lawager in winter. The fact that southern Bogara had more species diversity in showed that their vegetation was more stable compared to Jahangeri Banda. This study pointed out that the climatic environment of the region which has privileged conscription of area correlates with the climatic development of the area more than an extensive succession progression and area administration is supposed to be at the heart of the area in order to preserve its diversity.

 

Key words: Area composition, species diversity, species richness, equitability.

Abbreviation

 

Abbreviations: GB, Gardi Banda; TK, Tater Khel; AA, Ahmad Abad; WA, Warana; SB, Southern Bogara; NB, Northern Bogara; GK, Gandiri Khattak; KD, Kiri Dhand; JB, Jahangeri Banda; MK, Mona Khel; JS, Jarassi; CH, Chokara; AK, Ambiri Kala; SH, Shawa; SK, Siraj Khel; SD, Shahidan; ZN,Nasratti; TN, Takht-e- Nasrati; KK, Kandu Khel; SA, Shadi Khel; SN, Shnawa; SL, Sarki Lawager.