Open Access Subscription or Fee AccessTotal views : 292
Leafing and Leaf Fall Patterns of some Woody Plants of Tikamgarh (Madhya Pradesh)
The present investigation provides the information regarding the phenological events of some woody plants of Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh. The phenological characteristics such as initiation and completion of leafing and initiation and completion of leaf fall were recorded for 27 woody plants. It was observed that the leafing activity occurred between March to June when majority of these woody plants perform their leafing, while Tectona grandis initiated new leaves from June to July. The maximum leaf fall was recorded in winter season while less leaf fall was found during summer season. The peak time of leaf fall was observed from January to March when majority of these woody plants shed their leaves.
Phenology, Leafing, Leaf Fall, Woody Plants, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh.
- Bray J.R. and Gorham E. (1964). Litter production in forests of the world. Advances in Ecological Research, 2: 101-157.
- Chhangani Anil K. (2004). Leaf phenology of plants of a dry deciduous forest in the Aravali Hills of Rajasthan, India. Indian Forester, 130 (10):1095-1104.
- Daubenmire R. (1972). Phenology and other characteristics of tropical semi-deciduous forest in North-eastern Costa Rica. Jour. Ecology, 60: 147-170.
- Frankie G.W., Baker H.G. and Opler P.A. (1974). Comperative phenological studies of trees in Tropical wet and dry forests in the lowlands of Costa Rica. Ecology, 62: 881-919.
- Janzen D.H. (1967). Synchronization of sexual reproduction of trees with in the dry season in Central America. Evolution, 21: 620-637.
- Joseph R.N. (1977). An ecological study of organic layer of some forests of Sagar. Ph. D. Thesis of Sagar University, Sagar (M.P.).
- Khan J.A. (1999). Periodicity of major phenophases in woody species in dry deciduous forest of Gir, India. Tropical Ecology, 40 (2): 299-303.
- Krishnaswamy V.S. and Mathuda G.S. (1954). Phenological behaviour of few forest species at New Forest, Dehra Dun. Indian Forester, 80: (3):124-153 and 80(4):187-206.
- Kushwaha C.P. and Singh P.K. (2005). Diversity of leaf phenology in tropical deciduous forest in India. J. Tropical Ecology, 21 (1):47-56.
- Leith H. (1970). Phenology in productivity studies. In: Analysis of temperate forest ecosystems (Ecological studies Vol.1) (Reichle, D.E., Ed.). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 29-56 pp.
- Leith H. (1974). Phenology and seasonality Modeling. Springer-Verlag, New York.
- Longman K.A. and Jenik J. (1974). Tropical Forest and its Environment. Longman, London.
- Opler P.A., Frankie G.W. and Baker H.G. (1980). Comparative phenological studies of shrubs and trees in wet and dry forests in the lowlands of Costa Rica. J. Ecology, 68: 167-186.
- Mallick S.K., Pati B.R. and Behera N. (2007). A phenological study of some dominant tree species in a tropical dry deciduous forest of Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal. Indian Forester, 133 (12):1675-1682.
- Prasad S.N. and Hegde M. (1986). Phenology and seasonality in the tropical deciduous forest of Bandipur, South India. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Pl. Sci.), 96: 121-133.
- Raemakers J.J., Aldrich-Blake F.P.G. and Payne J.B. (1980). The Forest. In: Malayan Forest Primates. (D.J. Chivers, Ed). Plenum Press, New York. 29-61 pp.
- Reich P.B. (1995). Phenology of tropical forests: patterns, causes and consequences. Can. Bot., 73: 164-174.
- Reich P.B. and Borchert R. (1984). Water trees and tree phenology in a tropical dry deciduous forest in the lowlands of Costa Rica. J. Ecology, 72: 61-74.
- Shelford V.E. (1929). Laboratory and field Ecology Batimore: William and Wilkins.
- Tripathi J.P. (1987). A note on phenological observations on Anogeissus pendula Edgew. The Indian Forester, 104: 587-588.
- Verma Rajkumar, Kumar V., Agarwal R.K. and Gupta S.R. (2007). Diversity of leaf phenology of tree species in a mixed dry deciduous forest of Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. Annals of Forestry, 15 (2): 207-219.
- There are currently no refbacks.