Amjad

Amjad



Greener
Journal of  Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 2 (
7), pp.
345 –
350
,
November
2012


 ISSN: 2276-7770 



Research

Paper


Manuscript Number:
10031278

 



Life form and leaf size spectra of  vegetation in Kotli
Hills, Azad Jammu and  Kashmir (Pakistan)

 


Muhammad  Shoaib Amjad

 


Department of Botany, University of Arid Agriculture
Rawalpindi.

 

Author’s Email:
malikshoiab1165 @ yahoo.com

Abstract:

The flora of District Kotli consists of 97 plant species
belonging to 47 families. The biological spectrum showed
that therophytes ( 27.83 %), was the dominant life form of
the area. It was followed by hemicryptophytes (20.61 %),
nanophanerophytes (18.55 %), Geophytes (12.64%) and
megaphanerophytes (12.37%). Chamaephytes (2.06%) and lianas
(3.09%) were low in number. The leaf size spectra of plant
communities consisted of microphylls (25.77 %), mesophylls
(8.24 %), leptophylls (35.05 %), nanophylls (28.86 %) and
megaphylls (3.60 %). Thedominance of Therophytes and
Leptophylls indicate that the area was a subtropical type.
 
Keywords: Flora, Leaf size, life form, Kotli,
Therophytes, Leptophylls, Microphylls.

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