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Biodiversity of aquatic flora in Raja bandh pond of Jamtara district of Jharkhand ( India )

Hem Kant Jha*a,Bijay S.Singhb & Arvind Kr. Singhc
*aDeptt. of Botany, Mahila Sandhya College, Jamtara(Jharkhand) India.
bC.I.T. Tatisilwai, Ranchi (Jharkhand) India.
cS. K. M. University, Dumka, Jharkhand
Received , 21st November, 2014; Revised: 20th December, 2014

Abstract : Raja Bandh is one of the most important and famous pond of Jamtara Notified Area with some mythological beliefs. Its aquatic habitat existence is of more than hundred years old. Aquatic flora are very important components of food web dynamics in most of the fresh water habitat. They not only maintain the components and balance of aquatic ecosystem but also play vital role in the field of human welfare. The present study compiles an account of biodiversity of aquatic flora in Raja Bandh pond of Jamtara district of Jharkhand. A field survey of the pond and its floristic study was carried out on regular intervals to describe the aquatic biodiversity. During the case study total 16 aquatic plants belonging to 15 families were identified and studied. The floristic data contains habitat , botanical name, vernacular name , family and a brief description of the plants.

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