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Abstract                 Volume:3  Issue-2  Year-2016          Original Research Articles

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Floristic Composition of Weeds in Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) Plantations of Sivagangai District, Tamil Nadu, Southern India
Sevugaperumal Shanmugam1*, Raju Nagaraj2, Sethuri Balamurugan1, Bose Raja1, Kuppu Rajendran1 and Natchimuthu Karmegam2
1 Post Graduate and Research Department of Botany, Thiagarajar College, Madurai – 625 009, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Botany, Government Arts College, Salem – 636 007, Tamil Nadu, India
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A study was conducted to find out the weed floristic composition in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) plantations of Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu. Totally 92 weed species (75 species of dicots, 16 species of monocots and 1 species of Pteridophyte) of 81 genera belonging to 37 families were recorded in the study area. A total of 36 angiospermic families were found in the study area. Among them 33 families belonged to dicots and 3 to monocots. Poaceae (11 species) was found as dominant family followed by Amaranthaceae (7 species) and Convolvulaceae and Euphorbiaceae (each of 6 species). 19 families were found with single species.

Keywords: Coconut plantations, Sivagangai district, Weed flora
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Shanmugam, S., Nagaraj, R., Balamurugan, S., Raja, B., Rajendran, K., Karmegam, N., 2016. Floristic composition of weeds in coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) plantations of Sivagangai district, Tamil Nadu, southern India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(2): 121-126 . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.302.015
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