A Review of Taxonomic Perspective of Diversity in Gymnosperms of Kashmir Himalaya

Review: Diversity in Gymnosperms

  • Abdul Rashid Dar Department of Botany, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Government Degree College Bemina-190018, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Lubna Andleeb Department of Botany, Government Degree College Ganderbal-191201, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Ghulam Hassan Dar School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri-185234, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Mohammad Rafiq Wani Department of Botany, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Government Degree College Bemina-190018, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Afroza Akhter Department of Botany, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Government Degree College Bemina-190018, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Naseer Hussain Shah Department of Botany, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Government Degree College Bemina-190018, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Irfana Amin Department of Botany, Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Government Degree College Bemina-190018, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Keywords: floristic diversity, gymnosperm, Kashmir Himalaya, cultivation

Abstract

Varied floristic works relevant to Kashmir Himalaya were thoroughly examined to compile taxonomic contributions of various taxonomists viz. a viz. diversity in gymnosperms of this region. Extensive field surveys and standard taxonomic methods were used to locate, collect, identify and prepare an updated list of the target group. A total of 25 species of gymnosperms belonging to 13 genera in 6 families and 4 orders have been documented from the Kashmir Himalaya. Wild gymnosperms are represented by 11 species with conifers forming the most dominant group. Among families, Pinaceae is highest represented with 6 species, while Taxaceae is least represented. Cultivated gymnosperms exceed wild growing species, and Cupressaceae is most dominant with 9 species whereas Ginkgoaceae is least represented. Out 25 species 19 (7 wild + 12 cultivated) are trees, 5 (3 wild + 2 cultivated) are shrubs and only 1 is sub-shrub.

 

 

Published
2021-03-03
How to Cite
Dar, A. R., Andleeb, L., Dar, G. H., Wani, M. R., Akhter, A., Shah, N. H., & Amin, I. (2021). A Review of Taxonomic Perspective of Diversity in Gymnosperms of Kashmir Himalaya. Biological Sciences - PJSIR, 64(1), 94-108. Retrieved from https://v2.pjsir.org/index.php/biological-sciences/article/view/1723