Angiosperms Climbing plants in tropical forests of southern Eastern Ghats Tamil Nadu India
Muthumperumal C; Parthasarathy N
We provide a check list of angiosperm climbing plant species along with their climbing modes enumerated from a\ntotal of one hundred and fifty grids in tropical forests of southern Eastern Ghats peninsular India. The Eastern Ghats\nconstitute an important biodiversity area in India and have been studied earlier mainly for the floristics and that too\nconfined to a few prioritized sites. Lianas the woody vines contribute substantially to the diversity and structure of\nmost tropical forests. Yet little is known about the importance of habitat specialization in maintaining tropical liana\ndiversity. A total of 175 climbing plant species that belong to 100 genera and 40 families are included in this\nenumeration.