Tree diversity in sacred groves of the Jaintia hills in Meghalaya, northeast India

  title={Tree diversity in sacred groves of the Jaintia hills in Meghalaya, northeast India},
  author={Kapil Upadhaya and Harshit Pandey and P. S. Law and Ravi S. Tripathi},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
Biodiversity of woody species was investigated in Ialong and Raliangsacred groves of the Jaintia hills in Meghalaya, northeast India. These grovesrepresent the climax subtropical broad-leaved forest of the area. A total of 738individuals belonging to 82 species, 59 genera and 39 families was identified ina 0.5 ha plot of the Ialong sacred grove, whereas the same area in theRaliang sacred grove had 469 individuals of 80 species, 62 genera and 41families. About 32% species were common to both… CONTINUE READING
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