Floristic composition and population characteristic of woody species in community forest of Mawlyngbna, Meghalaya
Larikynti Iangrai, SS Chaturvedi
Woody species diversity and population characteristics was investigated in Mawlyngbna, East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, North East India. The village located in Cherrapunjee- Mawsynram plateau, one of the wettest place on the planet. The study was carried out from January 2018 to December 2018. The woody species was sampled by laying fifty quadrats of 100m2 size randomly. During the investigation a total 38 species belonging to 33 genera and 22 families were recorded in the community forest of Mawlyngbna. Lauraceae, Fagaceae, and Euphorbaceae were the dominant families. Species diameter at breast height (dbh) ≥ 5 in the forest were individually counted, numbered and measured and their density per plot and frequency were estimated. Height of each tree were recorded using a rough estimation in all plots and were grouped into three height classes (large tree ≥ 15m, medium tree 8-15m, small tree < 8m).
Larikynti Iangrai, SS Chaturvedi. Floristic composition and population characteristic of woody species in community forest of Mawlyngbna, Meghalaya. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 31-37.