Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2017)
Flora of Shri Vyankatesh arts, comm. & science college campus Deulgaon raja dist. Buldhana (MS)
Author(s): Mahendra S Salve, Nilesh P Kakde
Abstract: We have inherited a rich plant diversity with a high proportion of endemic elements. We are grateful to small, mid-sized or lofty trees who oblige us during their lifetime with oxygen, shade, food, fibre, fruits, timber and medicine. One of the major challenges of our country today is the management of plant specially tree diversity development. In a decades of years a number of very small trees have been planted in our campus. Keeping this in view, we have undertaken documentation of trees of our biodiversity rich College campus for the first time and we also propose to establish conservation strategies in future for tree(s). The total number of trees recorded in the college campus 345 belonging to 39 families, 51 genera and 54 species. The family Anonaceae was represented by maximum number of 110 tree genera. The genus Ficus has been represented by maximum number of 06 tree species viz. F. religiosa, F. benghalensis. F. racemosa. The medicinally important many plants like Azadirachta indica, Eucalyptus citriodora, Aloe vera, Ocimum gratissimum are present in botanical garden of College and in the campus. Polyalthialongifoliais grown as ornamental or avenue tree and is represented by 110 plants followed by Albizzialebbek. As like as many ornamental plants are also present in college campus.