African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 794

Full Length Research Paper

Vegetational structure and plant diversity relation in a sub-alpine region of Garhwal Himalaya, Uttarakhnad India

A. S. Bisht* and A. B. Bhat
Botany Department HNB Garhwal Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, 246174, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 24 August 2011
  •  Published: 31 August 2013



The present study investigated the community structure of a sub- alpine region of Mandal Valley (2200 to 3000 m) along the altitudinal gradient in Garhwal Himalay abased on analytic and synthetic characters. Poa annua  was dominant and Potentilla fulgence wasco- dominant along the altitudinal gradient, indicating that most of plant species in different communities were contagiously distributed. Species niche width indicated wide distribution of the species along all altitudinal gradients.


Key words: Garhwal Himalaya, altitudinal gradient, Diversity, IVI.