Distribution and beneficial uses of invasive alien angiosperms in the roadside areas of JP. Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Shiv Pratap Singh and Beena Kumari
A survey of invasive alien angiosperms of J. P. Nagar was made and we found a total richness of 24 species belonging to 14 families. Dicots represented 22 species and monocots 2 species. About 54.16% of these angiosperms were introduced from Tropical America and maximum number of angiosperms (6) were from the family Asteraceae. Parthenium hysterophorus L. shows highest frequency (69.23%) followed by Ageratum conyzoides (L.) L. (53.07%), Alternanthera ficoidea (L.) Sm. (42.30%), Sida acuta Burm.f. (39.16%) and Euphorbia hirta L. (36.15%). Many of the invasive alien species are of economic importance also, due to which some alien species, often cultivated (ornamental), may provide food, medicine, and fodder to the local communities.
Shiv Pratap Singh and Beena Kumari. Distribution and beneficial uses of invasive alien angiosperms in the roadside areas of JP. Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2019; 7(3): 08-11.