Study of Angiospermic Trees of Bokaro District ‘’A Review”
Bokaro is a district of Jharkhand state of India. The literal meaning of Jharkhand is “The region of forest and shrubs”. As this area was under dense forest cover with high biodiversity, it attracted a number of workers of different part of the world for the study of flora and fauna. Till date more than 1000 angiosperm plant have been reported from Jharkhand. Flora of Jharkhand has been studied time and again. Bokaro district is part of Chhota Nagpur Plateau. It was established in 1991 by carving out one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad District and six blocks from Giridih District. Bokaro Steel City is the district headquarters. During the last few centuries destruction of plants has been made due to several causes. Hence, conservation of what remain in the flora assume great importance and top priority. One cannot conserve what he does not know. Keeping this dictum in mind, in order to conserve we should know what we have today and what need to be protected. Therefore the present work aim at this objective. I have observed 22 families 40 genera and 49 species in which caesalpiniaceous family is mostly found in every place in Bokaro District. It play a vital role in cultural & religious purposes. This paper deals present states of angiosperm trees of Bokaro district. The first collection and studies of plants of Jharkhand can be traced back to the year 1848-1851 when J.D. Hooker and T. Thomson collected a large number of plants from different parts of India. The outcome of their work was published as “Flora indica”(1855) which was later elaborated and revised in the name of “The flora of British India”(1972-1897) in seven volumes by J.D. Hooker. Campbell has collected over 30 year in Chotanagpur for his noteworthy work, “The descriptive catalogue of economic products of chutianagpur (1886)”.