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Distribution Pattern, Population Density, Phenological Episodes and Morphometric Analysis of Salix babylonica

Mohammad Saleem Wani, Ashiq Hussain, Ubaid Yaqoob, Afaq Majid Wani, A. H. Munshi


The present study was carried out in different areas of Kashmir Himalaya. Quantitative analyses were done for the following parameters, viz., distribution, morphology and phenology. Present research findings revealed that Srinagar has the highest population density followed by Badgam, Baramulla, Shopian, and least was found in Anantnag and Ganderbal. Its sap normally begins to flow in late February while leaves begin to expand at the beginning of March. Flowering starts at the beginning of March and ends in the month of April. Leaf fall starts at the beginning of September and continues till November.
Keywords: Salix babylonica, population density, morphology, phenology

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