Preliminary Study of Aquatic and Marshland Angiosperms of QillaSaifullah Tehsil, District QillaSaifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
Sarfaraz Khan Marwat1
Asghar Ali Khan1
1 Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan
2 Faculty of Pharmacy, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan
3 Agriculture Extension Department District Sherani, Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
International Journal of Horticulture, 2017, Vol. 7, No. 25 doi: 10.5376/ijh.2017.07.0025
Received: 18 Sep., 2017 Accepted: 15 Sep., 2017 Published: 20 Oct., 2017
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Marwat K.S., Rehman F., Ishaq K., Khan A.A., Shaheen S., Salman S., Munir M., and Rehman A.,2017, Preliminary study of aquatic and marshland angiosperms of qillasaifullah tehsil, district QillaSaifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan, International Journal of Horticulture, 7(25): 229-238 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2017.07.0025)
The present preliminary study is based on the results of the research work carried out in Qilla Saifullah Tehsil, District Qilla Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan, during 2016. The area was surveyed and collection of hydrophytes and marshland plants was made from 10 sites of various aquatic habitats. The collected materials were identified with the help of available literature, and internet and by comparing with herbarium specimens. Data inventory consists of botanical name, family, availability, distribution. In this study 30 plant species belonging to 16 families were identified. Poaceae was the largest family that contributed 07 species (23.33%), followed by Typhaceae with 03 species (10%) each, next 6 families, Asteraceae, Brassicaeae, Chenopodiaceae, Cyperaceae, Polygonaceae and Rnunculaceae with 02 species (06.66 %) each; while the last 08 families contributed 1 species (3.33%) each. Detailed account of the semi aquatic and marshland angiosperms of Qilla Saifullah is not available. Therefore, the present study is an attempt to highlight such angiospermic plant species. Hence more work is needed to be done in this regard.
Hydrophytes; Marshland; QillaSaifullah; Angiosperms