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Title: Macrophytes and their ecosystem services from natural ponds in Cachar district, Assam, India
Authors: Meena, Tampak
Rout, Jayashree
Keywords: Assam;Cachar district;Macrophytes;Pond;Ecosystem services;Bhojpuri community
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00
Abstract: The present study deals with the macrophytes of four natural ponds near Barambaba temple in Cachar district of Assam, North-East India and uses. A total of 45 species of macrophytes belonging to 24 families were recorded. Emergent growth forms were most dominant. Their ecosystem services as medicinal (26%), livestock fodder (22%), vegetables (15%), fish food (10%), decoration (9%), religious (7%), herbal (3%), poultry feed (2%), insect repellent (2%), fencing (2%), fuel (1%) and organic farming (1%) have been recorded. The judicious management of rich diversity of macrophytes and their uses can promote sustainable utilization of aquatic plants in this region.
Page(s): 553-560
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.15(4) [October 2016]

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