Ecological Archives E084-082-A1

Sonali Saha and Henry F. Howe. 2003. Species composition and fire in a dry deciduous forest. Ecology 84:3118–3123.

Appendix A. Rank order of tree species in a 1-ha plot in the Gadchirolli District of central India.

Binomial      

Family

Habit

Cleistanthus collinus

Euphorbiaceae

Clonal, sub-canopy

Terminalia tomentosa

Combretaceae

Clonal, canopy

Pterocarpus marsupium

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Anogeissus latifolia

Combretaceae

Clonal, canopy

Buchanania lanzan

Anacardiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Diospyros melanoxylon

Ebenaceae

Clonal, canopy

Madhuca indica

Sapotaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Casearia graveolens

Flacourtiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Lagerstroemia parviflora

Lythraceae

Clonal, canopy

Emblica officinalis

Euphorbiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Lannea coromandelica

Anacardiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Flacourtia indica

Flacourtiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Soymida febrifuga

Meliaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Bridelia retusa

Euphorbiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Dalbergia paniculata

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Gardenia turgida

Rubiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Stereospermum suaveolens

Bignoniaceae

Clonal, canopy

Acacia catechu

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Bombax ceiba

Bombacaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Boswellia serrata

Burseraceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Schrebera swetenoides

Oleaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Semecarpus anacardium

Anacardiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Gmelina arborea

Verbenaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Grewia tiliifolia

Tiliaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Holarrhena antidysenterica

Apocynaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Gardenia latifolia

Rubiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Terminalia chebula

Combretaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Zizyphus mauritiana

Rhamnaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Albizzia odoratissima

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Antidesma diandrum

Euphorbiaceae

Root-crown resprouter, understory

Bauhinia racemosa

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Bauhinia spp.

Fabeacea

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Tectona grandis

Verbenaceae

Root-crown resprouter,  canopy

Zizyphus oenoplia

Rhamnaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Bauhinia malabarica

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Careya arborea

Lecythidaceae

Root-crown resprouter,  canopy

Cassia fistula

Fabaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Kydia calycina

Malvaceae

Clonal, sub-canopy

Cochlospermum gossypium

Cochlospermaceae

Root-crown resprouter, sub-canopy

Elaeodendron glaucum

Celastraceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

Mitragyna parvifolia

Rubiaceae

Clonal, canopy

Schleichera oleosa

Sapindaceae

Root-crown resprouter, canopy

   Notes: All are capable of re-sprouting from root crowns after damage or top-kill: those designated as "clonal" also spread laterally by root suckers. Nomenclature follows K. M. Matthew. 1983. The flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic. The Rapinat Herbarium, Tiruchirapalli.



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