Classification of Plant Species in Tehsil Katlang, District Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Pakistan  

Musharaf Khan1 , Farrukh Hussain2 ,  Faridullah3 , Shahana Musharaf4
1. Department of Botany, Federal Government College Mardan, Pakistan
2. Department of Botany, Bacha Khan University Charsadda, Pakistan
3. PCSIR Labaritries Peshawar, Pakistan
4. Department of Chemistry, G.G.D.C. Sheikh Maltoon, Mardan, Pakistan
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Medicinal Plant Research, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/mpr.2014.04.0003
Received: 17 Feb., 2014    Accepted: 24 Feb., 2014    Published: 28 Feb., 2003
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Abstract

The study was designed to classify the plant species on the basis of different aspect. The plants were classified into different life form and leaf size classes. The flora consisted of 165 plant species belonging to 124 genera and 54 families. Asteraceae and Poaceae are the dominant families. The biological spectrum explains that therophytes (78 spp., 47.27%) were the dominant followed by chamaephytes (29 spp., 17.58%). In leaf size classes the microphylls (78 spp., 47.27%) were dominant followed by mesophylls (34 spp., 20.61%). Analysis of the study reveals the phytoclimate to be of therophytic type. The domination of therophytes indicates that the investigated area is under deep biotic stress.

Keywords
Flora; Growth habit; Life spa
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