Wetland Indicators

There is a growing need to identify assessment methods that can provide managers and researchers with a relative indication of wetland condition. Biological indicators (bioindicators) are considered to be the most effective and precise indicators of environmental condition.

FLORA INDICATORS

By Dr Balkrishna Gawde

Category

No. Of Species

Wetlands

HYDROPHYTES

SUBMERGED HUDROPHYTES

Submerged hydrophytes plants are entirely submerged in water

05 Algae

Chara, Nitella, Zygnema, Spirogyra Nostoc

Madkhol, Bambuli, Pat, Pendur, Dhamapur, Walavai, Nerur, Moti Talau, Jedgyachi Kond 

ROOTED FLOATING

These plants are fixed in the mud at the bottom, leaves and flowers are floating on the surface of water

11 Species Of Angiosperm

02 Aquatic Fern

Amboli, Madkhol, Moti Talau, Bambuli, Bav, Sarambal, Walaval, Nerur, Pat, Pendur, Dhamapur,
Talebazar, Harkul khurd, Shivadav, Ozarum, Koloshi, Jedgyachi kond

HYDROPHYTES

These plants grow in muddy soil or in soil saturated with water(These plants are adopted for aqueous as well as aerial life and are called amphibious plants)

08 Species Of grass.

05 Species Of Cyperaceae.

42 Species Of Angiosperm

Amboli, Madkhol, Moti Talau, Bambuli, Bav, Sarambal, Walaval, Nerur, Pat, Pendur, Dhamapur,
Talebazar, Harkul khurd, Shivadav, Ozarum, Koloshi, Jedgyachi kond

WATER INDICATORS

The evidence that plants of certain species possess the groundwater habit.

08 Species Of Angiosperm

Amboli, Dhamapur, Pendur, Madkhol, Bambuli, Ozarum, HarkulKhurd, Tervan- Medhe, Jedgyachikond

FAUNA INDICATORS

Under Review.