Shaukat Saeed Khan*

Department of Botany & Microbiology, Saifia College of Science and Education, Bhopal-462001 (India)


Bhopal, the capital city of Madhya Pradesh harbours a rich floristic heritage. The flora predominantly belongs to angiosperms. During the last few decades, owing to various reasons, there has been a rapid change in the floristic scenario of this beautiful city which is studded with several water bodies & hillocks. The number of several arboreal species, has drastically declined and many of them are on the verge of externimation from this area, such species include, wild, planted as well as exotics. Some of these species are : Acacia farnesiana, Kleinhovia hospita, Dolichandrone falcata, Cananga odorata, Artocarpus chaplasha. Sterculia foetida and Melaleuca leucadendron etc. In the present paper only 6 arboreal species, which desparately need conservation have been dealt with. These include-Acacia Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd ., Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Wight ex Arn. Adanso nia digitata A.L., Couroupita guianensis Aubl., Crataeva nurvala Buch.- Ham. & Kleinhovia hospita L.

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