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Ecology and distribution of the Pteridophytes of Ranchi District (Jharkhand)

Sandhya Sahay* & Usha Sinku
University Department of Botany Ranchi University Ranchi Jharkhand.
Received 5th January, 2009; Revised 17th February, 2009

Abstract : The Paper deals with the ecological account of 33 ferns species occurring at different areas of Ranchi district of Jharkhand. The ferns are classified on the basis of habitats in to four major ecological groups. Terrestrial (15 species) Lithophytes (6 species) xerophytes (5 species) and Hydrophytes (7 species).
The concern is required for the conservation of these ferns for which proper protection and relation of their habitats should be done. This would lead to the conservation of our flora – fauna at the same time serve to protect the environment of Ranchi (Jharkahnd)


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