Advances in Agronomy, Plant Breeding and Horticulture

The present status of Pinus roxburghii in the forests of Kotli hills


P. C. Adeniyan and G. G. Olanipekun

Thirteen plant communities were recorded from Kotli hills during Monsoon, 2010 to see the present position of Pinus roxburghii. The data show that in six communities P. roxburghii was purely dominating while in two communities P. roxburghii occurs in association with Themeda anathera, Olea ferruginea and the remaining five communities were dominated by Adhatoda zeylanica, Acacia modesta, O. ferruginea, Malvastrum coromendelianum, Lespedeza juncea, Brachiaria eruciformis and T. anathera. There were 97 plant species out of which 12 species were woody, 18 were shrubby and the remaining 67 were herbaceous. In the investigated area there was heavy deforestation and overgrazing.


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