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Table 5 A comparison of phytosociological attributes of ‘Khasi hill sal’ forest with sal-dominated forests of eastern India

From: Patterns of species dominance, diversity and dispersion in ‘Khasi hill sal’ forest ecosystem in northeast India

Study site Vegetation type Girth size (cm) Sampled area (ha) Species richness (S) Stand density (ha−1) Basal area (m2 · ha−1) Source
Natural sal-dominated forests
Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya Khasi hill sal ≥ 10 gbh 5.2 123 767.7 15.6 Present study
Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya Khasi hill sal ≥ 30 gbh 5.2 95 448.3 13.8 Present study
Mahananda, Darjeeling Eastern Himalayan terai sal ≥ 10 gbh 2 87 484 26.3 Shankar ([2001])
West Bengal Moist sal forest (Eastern Himalayan terai sal) ≥ 30 gbh 3.2 134 438 56.5 Kushwaha and Nandy ([2012])
West Bengal Dry sal forests ≥ 30 gbh 2.8 35 1006 19.6 Kushwaha and Nandy ([2012])
Kamrup, Assam Alluvial plain sal ≥ 10 gbh 1.2 71* 2559 27.6 Deka et al. ([2012])
Hojai Reserve Forest, Assam Alluvial plain sal ≥ 30 gbh 0.5 18 240 66.9 Dutta and Devi ([2013a])
Kumorakata Reserve Forest, Assam Alluvial plain sal ≥ 30 gbh 0.5 17 138 73.6 Dutta and Devi ([2013a])
Doboka Reserve Forest, Assam Alluvial plain sal ≥ 30 gbh 0.5 74 422 88.9 Dutta and Devi ([2013b])
South District, Tripura S. robusta – Anogeissus acuminata ≥ 30 gbh 5.5 105 464.8 26.1 Majumdar et al. ([2012])
South District, Tripura S. robusta – Artocarpus chama ≥ 10 gbh 2 131 876 37.5 Majumdar et al. ([2014])
South District, Tripura S. robusta – Dipterocarpus turbinatus ≥ 10 gbh 5.5 120 808 30.4 Majumdar et al. ([2014])
South District, Tripura S. robusta – Terminalia bellirica ≥ 10 gbh 2.5 85 983 21.4 Majumdar et al. ([2014])
South District, Tripura S. robusta – Careya arborea ≥ 10 gbh 2 99 1000 27.7 Majumdar et al. ([2014])
South District, Tripura S. robusta – Schima wallichii ≥ 10 gbh 4 152 872 38.6 Majumdar et al. ([2014])
Sal plantations
Sohagibarawa wildlife sanctuary, Gorakhpur Sal plantation ≥ 10 gbh 24 208* 20413 23.1 Pandey and Shukla ([2003])
Sohagibarawa wildlife sanctuary, Gorakhpur Sal plantation ≥ 30 gbh 24 208* 404 22.2 Pandey and Shukla ([2003])
Garo Hills, Meghalaya Sal plantation ≥ 30 gbh 4.0 42 887 54.0 Kumar et al. ([2006])
  1. *includes herb species.