Maturity dynamism of plant life in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati, District Karak, Pakistan

Musharaf Khan, Farrukh Hussain, Shahana Musharaf

Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Department of Biological sciences, Federal Government College Mardan, Pakistan

Department of Chemistry, Government Girls Degree College, S. Malton Mardan, Pakistan

Key words: Quantitative and qualitative nature, maturity index, total frequency, Takht-e-Nasrati, Pakistan.


In the present investigation the Maturity Index of plant life in Tehsil Takht-e-Nasrati was determined during spring, summer and winter and 22 communities were reported from each season. The area is clearly divided into plain and hilly area. Throughout spring the maturity index was high 44.79 in phase 3 while low 41.02 in phase 2. All over summer the Maturity Index was high in phase 1 and low in phase 4 while the low number of species (16) and frequency (775) was found in phase 1 and 4 respectively.

Furthermore, the Maturity index was high (41.59) in phase 4 and low (33.86) in phase 1 during winter while the low rate of species number (17.5) and frequency (705) was found in phase 4. Maturity Index is an important indicator for the maturity of communities in a specific area and season. This study pointed out that the climatic environment of region has privileged conscription of area and species frequency was changed with the change of season and altitude. It was concluded that ecologists build up methods for studying the degree of vegetation deviation because nowadays it is an instancy of nature.

Get the original articles in Source: Volume 2, Number 3, March 2012 — IJB

Published By: International Journal of Biosciences (IJB)

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