Aquatic plants of Sialkot District, Pakistan

Sobia Ikram, Muhammad Parvaiz, Mushtaq Ahmed, Umbrin Ilyas, Aneela Khalid, Madiha Munir, Sehrish Anwar, Hafsa Afzal

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In this taxonomic account 20 aquatic plants, which are reported forthe first time from Sialkot District are presented. Thespecies were Pistia stratiotes L., Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms, Mentha spicata L.,Nasturtium officinale R. Br., Phyla nodiflora (L.) Greene, Persicaria glabra (Wild.) M. Gomes, Cyperus alopecuroides Rottb, Cyperus nutans Vahl, Enum.,Cyperus glomeratus L., Cyperus digitatus Roxb., Saccharum spontaneum L. Polypogon fugax Nees ex Steud., Arundo donax L.,Typha latifolia L. Juncus articulates L, Nymphaea nouchali Burm.f, Veronica-anagallis- aquatica L. Ranunculus scleratus L., Lemna minor L. Regular field tours were conducted to collect aquatic flora of Sialkot district, Pakistan. In total of 20 species belonging to 15 families were collected from different sites and habitats. Plants were dried and preserved by using standard herbarium techniques and deposited in the Herbarium of Pakistan Islamabad. Inclusive morphological work was carried out under dissecting binocular. Diverse morphological, vegetative and floral characters were observed. Morphological features play a most important role in identification of flora and their classification at the species and generic level. This will give a path for future researchers to identify and recognize culinary wetland vegetables in order to prevail over the food crises.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-896
Number of pages13
JournalWorld Applied Sciences Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Aquatic plants
  • Morphological
  • Reproductive characters
  • Vegetative


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