Floristic diversity of the Indian Cardamom Research Institute campus, Myladumpara, Western Ghats, India

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Anoop P. Balan
S. Harikrishnan


A study on the flora of Indian Cardamom Research Institute campus, Myladumpara was carried out during 2012–2015 and a total of 515 taxa were collected during this study. The indigenous or naturalized flora is represented by 392 taxa in 303 genera under 94 families. Dicotyledonous plants dominate with 335 species in 251 genera under 80 families. Monocotyledons are represented by 57 species in 52 genera under 14 families. Among the families, Fabaceae dominates with 29 species followed by Asteraceae (27 spp.) and Euphorbiaceae (22 spp.) and 40 families are represented by single species each. During the study 68 species that are considered as endemic to the Western Ghats could be collected.

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Anoop P. Balan, Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Myladumpara, Kailasanadu P.O., Idukki, Kerala 685553, India Present address: Malabar Botanical Garden and Institute for Plant Sciences, Kozhikkod, Kerala 673014, India


S. Harikrishnan, Indian Cardamom Research Institute, Myladumpara, Kailasanadu P.O., Idukki, Kerala 685553, India



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