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Floristics & Taxonomy

Pandey, Vashist [1], Pandey, V.S. [2].

Systematic and Diversity of Legumes of Uttar Pradesh, India.

The present study was undertaken to explore the possibilities of “legume flora” for Diversity and Systematics of Uttar Pradesh. Legumes are potential source of protein and natural nitrogen fixing industry of the world. One hundred twenty-six legume species were collected and identified from the area under survey with the limitations. Out of 126 species of trees, shrubs, herbs and climbers distributed all most all 75 districts and 18 division of Uttar Pradesh were done with possible efforts and time. In the present work, legume plant diversity assessment and its feasibility with documentation especially with reference to legume of Uttar Pradesh as model phytogeography region of India. It was concluded that Fabaceae (old leguminosae) is a good proxy for all over angiosperm diversity of vascular plants in many habitats and regions of the world. Legumes are only 8% of the whole world of vascular Plants. First assessment of the legume diversity in Uttar Pradesh, India with many habitats and because they comparatively larger family. They have great diversity of life form and functional traits; many species have a crucial function in ecosystem (mainly N2- fixation) and useful for humans. The Leguminosae were divided into six subfamilies on the basis of morphology, chemistry and chromosome numbers. The six subfamilies are Cercidoideae, Detarioideae, Duparquetioideae, Dialioideae, Caesalpinioideae and Papilionoidea. The Comparative of these six subfamilies were given in table 4. The text in bold highlights characters and character states that are particularly valuable for identifying members of the subfamilies. The specimen collected records from study area and data provide key resources for legume diversity at local as well as the global level for distribution, modeling and assessing states and trends of legume diversity. The present study provide indicators of the assessment is compared taxonomic diversity with phylogenetic and functional diversity to obtain an integrated picture of diversity. One of the major difficulties that are facing for the legume assessment is that the majority of plant species have too few specimen records to model their ranges using common approaches of distribution modeling. This difficulty can be overcome by coordinating collaboration of local herbaria and by developing a new modeling approach in which phylogenetic relationships between common and rare species are taken into consideration. Legume diversity is to be assessed by wider geographic collaboration among various scientists and additional financial support at local and global level.

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1 - DDU Gorakhpur University, Experimental Botany and Nutraceutical Laboratory, Department of Botany, Gorakhpur - 273009, India
2 - DDU Gorakhpur University, Department of Botany, Experimental Botany and Nutraceutical Laboratory, Gorakhpur, UP, 273009, INDIA

functional diversity

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: FT, Floristics & Taxonomy
Location: Tucson J/Starr Pass
Date: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Time: 4:45 PM
Number: FT012
Abstract ID:1219
Candidate for Awards:None

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