Checklist of invasive alien species in CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden, Lucknow, India

Communications in Plant Sciences, vol 5, issues 3-4, p.59-65, 2015

Full title: Checklist of invasive alien species in CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden, Lucknow, India

Authors: Shilpi Singh, Jibankumar S. Khuraijam, and Rup K. Roy

Abstract: The invasive alien species of CSIR-NBRI Botanic Garden are enumerated and their impact on the surrounding ecosystem are discussed. This study deals with the information on habit, nativity and family of plant species occurring in the area of study. A total of 103 invasive alien species under 86 genera and 36 families were recorded. Among these, the eudicotyledons represent 85 species, 69 genera and 32 families; monocotyledons represent 18 species, 17 genera and 4 families. In terms of nativity, species from Tropical America are the most dominant group with 34 species. In addition, based on life forms, herbs are dominant (88 species), followed by shrubs (8 species), climbers (4 species) and trees (3 species).

Keywords: Invasive alien species, Botanic Garden, NBRI, Lucknow.

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