Flora diversity of wetland ecosystems in Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh city

The survey results identified 93 species, 71 genera, 43 families of 4 vascular plants: Lycopodiophyta, Equisetophyta, Polypodiophyta and Magnoliophyta. Among them, 54 species are useful as medicinal plants, food, ornamentals, etc. and 2 species are listed as threatened in the IUCN Red List. There are fifteen habitats in the survey area, each characterized by a dominant type of vegetation: Eichhornia crassipes, Polygonum tomentosum, Melaleuca cajeputi, Stenochlaena palustris, Panicum repens, Phragmites vallatoria, Lemna sp., Utricularia aurea, Nymphaea pubescens, Nelumbo nucifera, Eleocharis dulcis, Sonneratia caseolaris, Acrostichum aureum, Melastoma  spp. and farm crops.

Dang Van Son
Institute of Tropcial Biology
Ngo Thi Thanh Thao, Pham Van Ngot
Padegogy Univeristy of Ho Chi Minh city
(Proceedings of 3rd National Scientific Conference on Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi 22th October 2009 - IEBR)

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