FLORISTIC DIVERSITY OF UMARI DHAM SACRED GROVE IN JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN, INDIA
Yogita Solanki*, Amit Kotiya*
* University of Rajasthan, Department of Botany, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
The Umari Dham is a sacred grove situated at the Jamwa Ramgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaipur District of Rajasthan, India. It’s a beautiful arbour near the city of Jaipur. Umari Dham sacred grove has a temple, which has been visited by worshippers for approximately 450 years. During present field investigation, attempts were made to categorize the floral diversity of this sacred grove, and around 215 flowering plant species belonging to 159 genera under 52 families have been recorded according to Angiosperm Phylogeny Group III (APG III) classification. This grove serves as a vital pool for preservation of threatened, endemic and medicinal plant species.
Keywords: sacred grove, threatened, Jaipur, Rajasthan, sanctuary
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