Grasses of JP Nagar (Amroha) district of Uttar Pradesh
Shiv Pratap Singh and Beena Kumari
This paper gives an account of grasses of district J. P. Nagar (Amroha) of Rohilkhand region. A total of 46 species of 38 genera belonging to 6 subfamilies and 11 tribes were recorded under family Poaceae. Subfamily Panicoideae (25 species) was the dominant followed by Chloridoideae (9 species), Pooideae (6 species), Ehrhartoideae (2 species), Bambusoideae (2 species) and Arundinoideae (1 species). In the study area, the ratio of subfamily to genus was 1: 6.33, subfamily to species was 1: 7.66 and genus to species was 1: 1.21. Genus Eragrostis and Saccharum found dominant with 3 species followed by Dactyloctenium, Setaria and Sorghum with 2 species, while other genera have 1 species each. Some species were used economically as medicinal, fodder and for other purposes.