Dr. K. Harish Kumar and Dr. B. R. Kiran

    Designation : Department of Environmental Science, Government First Grade College, Hoskote, Bangalore Rural District, Karnataka

    Journal Name : Reserach maGma

    Abstract :
    A total of 13 species of aquatic plants belonging to 11 families were recorded from Navule pond of Shivamogga, Karnataka during January to August 2016. Species among plant, indicative of organic enrichment as Salvinia natans and Typha latifolia. were found in large population and they were regarded as pollution tolerant aquatic macrophytes and can be used as a biological indicator for water quality. It indicates that, aquatic macrophyte species are specific to the environmental quality. The present findings revealed that the Navule pond is included under mesotrophic category.

    Keywords :
    Physico-chemical characteristics, Aquatic macrophytes, Navule pond.

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