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Study on different aquatic plants found in ponds of Purulia town West Bengal

Jameela Khatoon* & Anil Kumar
University Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 24th May, 2022 ; Revised : 22nd June, 2022

Abstract– This paper list different ponds and aquatic plants found in Purulia town, West Bengal. Purulia is located at 23.33°N 86.37°E. It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 feet). In Purulia town temperature ranging from lows of 12°C to highs above 38°C. Most of the rainfall occurs during the wet monsoons. Change in temperature also reflect in vegetation. The plants found are mostly of arid region because of less or limited period of rainfall. One of the noticeable things of Purulia town is, there are many ponds found in different areas. Ponds play an important role in ecosystem. People are dependent on ponds in many ways. Ponds are sometimes highly polluted which cause nutrient loads which effect the plants growing in it. In this paper we are mainly listing the aquatic plants in these ponds. Many studies on aquatic plants on wetlands has been done to know the diversity of aquatic plants. A time to time survey gives the outline of ecological changes if any happened.

Key words: Ponds, aquatic plants, usage

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