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000002482 041__ $$aEnglish
000002482 100__ $$aNautiyal, M. C.
000002482 100__ $$aNautiyal, B. P.
000002482 100__ $$aPrakash, V.
000002482 245__ $$aPhenology and growth form distribution in an alpine pasture at Tungnath, Garhwal, Himalaya
000002482 260__ $$c2001
000002482 300__ $$a168-174
000002482 520__ $$aStudies on phenology and growth form distribution in an alpine pasture of Garhwal Himalaya were undertaken from 1988 to 1998. One hundred seventy-one species were recorded and classified as 5 different growth forms. These species were also classified as early- and late-growing type, on the basis of initiation of their aerial sprouts. Cushion-forming forbs generally emerge as the season commences, that is, immediately after snowmelt. However, the vegetative growth of grasses and other forbs peaked randomly after arrival of the monsoon. Phenophases of different species at higher elevations respond to the availability of the soil moisture and nutrient regimes as well as to temperature and different photoperiodic induction. The spectrum of life forms in the region indicated a hemicryptophytic and geophytic plant climate.
000002482 653__ $$aAnimal feeding
000002482 653__ $$aIndia, UP, Garhwal
000002482 653__ $$aAlpine ecosystem
000002482 653__ $$aPasture management
000002482 653__ $$aHimalayas
000002482 653__ $$aAnimal feeding
000002482 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development
000002482 773__ $$vVol.21, No. 2
000002482 8564_ $$uhttp://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282001%29021%5B0168%3APAGFDI%5D2.0.CO%3B2$$yExternal link
000002482 980__ $$aARTICLE