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Studies on macrophytic diversity of Victoria Lake, Lohardaga (Jharkhand) with special reference to its water quality

Prasanjit Mukherjeea, Peeyush Kumarb, Shashi Kumar Guptac, Snigdha Kumarid, Samuel Kiskue & D.K.Paulf
aPlant Taxonomy and Ecology Research Laboratory, Department of Botany, K.K.M. College, Pakur, Jharkhand, India
bUniversity Department of Environmental Sciences, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India
cDepartment of Chemistry, B. S. College, Lohardaga, Jharkhand, India
dDepartment of Botany, Ranchi Womens College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
eDepartment of Botany, S. P. College, Dumka, Jharkhand, India
fUniversity Department of Zoology, Patna University, Patna, Bihar, India

Received : 09th June, 2021 ; Revised : 10th July, 2021

Abstract– The growth of aquatic and semi-aquatic plants depends on the water quality of the water body. Increase in the number of invasive plants reduces the number of macrophytic species which inhabits the growth of native species in the water bodies. The present paper deals with the physicochemical analysis of water and the presence of macrophytes at Bada Talab (popularly known as Victoria Lake), Lohardaga. The comparative study of the number of macrophytic species available in the pond in the year 2009 and 2016 was done in the present work. It was found that there was a decrease in the number of aquatic and semi-aquatic flora in the pond during the past seven years.

Key words: Invasive, Macrophytic, Physicochemical characteristics of water, Victoria lake, Lohardaga

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