SURVEY ON THE NARROW ENDEMIC THREATENED PLANTS IN MADURAI DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Endemic plants, threatened species, conservation.
Medicinal plant survey was conducted and assessed the narrow endemic, endangered and threatened plants in Madurai district of Tamil Nadu during the year 2013-2014. There are 9 narrow endemic threatened plant species enumerated and further analysed their distribution with various threat categories both global and regional scale. Hygrophila madurensis is only one species were identified critically endangered and other species are not evaluated so for IUCN categories but they are distributed narrowly to Madurai and adjacent districts of Tamil Nadu. The data provide the information for diversity of threatened plant species to design the sustainable utilization and conservation measures.