South Asian Journal of Life Sciences

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S. Asian J. Life Sci. 3 (1): 6 - 13
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Atta Ullah*, Nasrullah Khan, Zahid Muhammad

Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Department of Botany, University of Malakand, Pakistan.

*Correspondence | Atta Ullah, University of Malakand, Pakistan; Email:

Identification of flora is generally considered necessary around the globe, as it plays an important role to maintain the national reserves of the area. The research work was design to study the floristic composition and their biological characteristics at Sheikh Buddin National Park, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan. One hundred and seven plant species belonged to 90 genera’s and 49 families were collected. Of which, 26 species were trees, 20 species of shrubs, 53 species of herbs while 8 species of grasses. On the basis of life form, Therophytes were dominant with 37 plant species followed by Cryptophytes 24 species, Microphanerophyte 14 species, Phanrophytes and Hemicryptophytes both with 11 species and Nanophanerophytes with 10 plant species were recorded. Majority of leaf size spectrum of the plants species of study area, occupied by nanophylls (36%) followed by microphylls (23%). Fewer number of species (4%) were found with macrophylls and megaphyllus types of leaves.

Keywords | Diversity, Life form, Sheikh Buddin National Park, Pakistan

Editor | Muhammad Nauman Zahid, Quality Operations Laboratory, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.

Received | April 03, 2015; Revised | August 26, 2015; Accepted | August 29, 2015; Published | September 30, 2015

Citation | Ullah A, Khan N, Muhammad Z (2015). Diversity of life form and leaf size classes at Sheikh Buddin National Park, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan. S. Asian J. Life Sci. 3(1): 6-13.

ISSN | 2311–0589

Copyright © 2015 Ullah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.