DIVERSITY STATUS AND MEDICINAL PLANT SPECIES PRESENT IN THE NATURAL VEGETATION OF KONGUNADU ARTS AND SCIENCE COLLEGE CAMPUS, COIMBATORE
- Diversity status, Medicinal plants, Kongunadu Arts and Science College
The present study is aimed to identify the diversity status and medicinal plant species present in natural vegetation of Kongunadu Arts and Science College Campus, Coimbatore. The study was conducted during the period between October, 2015 and February, 2016 through exploration was made periodically at
weekly intervals in all vegetation areas of Kongunadu Arts and Science College, Coimbatore to enlist the species. A total of 50 plant species belongs to 47 genera which are included in 29 families are present in the campus. The total number of species in herbs is higher (27) followed by the trees and climbers with 8 species,
shrubs with 4 species in the college campus. The documentation of this floristic list along with the economic uses of plants may be considered as a baseline data for future management and perspective of plant species diversity.