S. Bandyopadhyay

Department of Botany, K.N. College, Berhampore, Murshidabad,-742101 (India) E-mail: subhajitb6@gmail.com


The present study reveals that the sedges of the district of Koch Bihar are represented by 43 species under 13 genera. The maximum number of species has been recorded in Cyperus (14 species) followed by Fimbristylis (10 species). The other common genera are Eleocharis (04 species), Kyllinga (03 species), Pycreus (03 species) and Schoenoplectus (02 species). On the other hand there are seven genera having single species each viz. Bulbostylis, Carex, Fuirena, Juncellus, Rikliella., Rhynchospora and Scleria. It has been observed during study that only two species namely Cyperus rotundus L. and Kyllinga brevifolia Rottb. are used by the local peoples for treatment.

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