Studies on floristic diversity in Pavalamalai hills, Gobichettipalayam, Erode
P Sownthariya and K Lekha
Biological classification aims to simplify and order the immense diversity of life into coherent units. The present study is focused on the taxonomic and comprehensive information of the floristic diversity and ethnomedicinal properties of plants found in Pavalamalai hill surrounded by Western Ghats. The survey was to observe, record and to initiate the activities, such as inventory of useful species, habitat characteristics, identification of potential species for various economic uses and formulation. The collected plants were preserved using herbarium preparation techniques. A total of 37 families, 72 genera and 97 plant species were recorded. Dominant families in the study are Malvaceae (7 genera, 11 species), Asteraceae (6 genera, 6 species), Fabaceae (13 genera, 14 species), Euphorbiaceae (5 genera, 6 species).