Floristic list and their ecological characteristics, of plants at village Sherpao District Charsadda, KP-Pakistan
Sajjad Ali, Muhammad Shuaib, Hazart Ali, Sami Ullah, Kashif Ali, Saddam Hussain, Nazim Hassan, Umar Zeb, Wisal Muhammad Khan and Fida Hussain
Floral diversity of village Sherpao district Charsadda comprised a total of 104 plant species belonging to 46 families and 95 genera. The leading families were Fabaceae, Asteraceae and Poaceae contributed by 8 species each (7.69%) followed by Solanaceae contributed by 7 species (6.73%), while Euphorbiaceae and Lamiaceae contributed by 5 species each (4.80%) followed by olygonaceae contributed by 4 species (3.84%). Amaranthaceae, Amaryllidaceae, Boraginaceae, Malvaceae, Moraceae, Myrtaceae and Rutaceae contribute by 3 species each (2.88%) which is followed by Apiaceae, Cannabaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Plantaginaceae, Mimosaceae and Ranunculaceae contributed 2 species each (1.92%). Rest of 24 families contributed by 1 species each (0.96%). The most dominant life form was therophytes having 35 species (33.65%) followed by chamaephytehaving 17 species (16.34%) followed by nanophanerophyte contributed by 15 species. Hemicryptophyte contributed by13 species (12.5%) followed by microphanerophyte having 10 species (9.61%), mesophanerophyte having 9 species (8.65%) followed by geophyte which contributed 3 species (2.88%) and megaphanerophyte contributed by 2 species (1.92%).Most dominant habit of flora were herbs having 77 species (74%) followed by trees contributed by 18 species (17.30%) and shrubs having 9 species (8.65%). Leaf size spectra of the flora showed that the most dominant leaf size class were microphyll having 38 species (36.53%) followed by nanophyll contributed by 32 species (30.76%), mesophyll represented 22 species (21.15%) and leptophyll contributed by 12 species (11.53%). Based on habitat 77 species (74%) were xerophytic in nature followed by 14 species (13.46%) in wet condition and 13 species (12.5%) were present in both conditions. In 104 plant species 85 were non-spiny and 19 were spiny.
Sajjad Ali, Muhammad Shuaib, Hazart Ali, Sami Ullah, Kashif Ali, Saddam Hussain, Nazim Hassan, Umar Zeb, Wisal Muhammad Khan and Fida Hussain. Floristic list and their ecological characteristics, of plants at village Sherpao District Charsadda, KP-Pakistan. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2017; 5(5): 295-299.