Floristic Composition, Biological Spectrum and Distribution Pattern of Floral Biodiversity in Jalalabad Taisot Valley, Gilgit Baltistan


  • Sobia Arif Deparment of Biological science KaraKoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan.
  • Sujjad Haider Deparment of Evironmental science KaraKoram International University Gilgit-Baltistan Pakistan


Life-form, Habit categories, Familiy, ecological zones, taxa


Jalalabad is a small village in Gilgit District in Pakistan, located around 20 km east of Gilgit city. Jalalabad village is one of the beautiful valleys located at 35°53.921 N latitude, 074°29.382 E longitude at an altitude of 1500. The present study was carried out from July-August 2021-2022 and was comprised of two main parts. The first part was floristic diversity, the second part was phytosociological studies. The collected specimens consist of (156) plant species that belonged to 119 genera and 49 families. The life forms of the collected species were 62 (72%) where Hemicryptophyte were dominant, 33 (22%) Therophytes, 14 (9%) Chaemophyte, 42 (27%) Phanerophyte and Geophytes were 4 (2%).  The breakup of the habit categories shows that the herbs with 103 (66%) species were dominant to show the flora of the study area, followed by shrubs with 17 (10%) species which shows the flora of the study area. Subshrubs by 9 (6%) and trees 27 (22%) contained the flora of the study area. We studied three stands and in each stand, we placed twenty quadrate to recognize the dominant flora based on IVI. We recognized the dominant lifeform Hemicryptophytes and dominant taxa Thaymus linearis held at the highest value (64.259) based on IVI. The phytosociological studies provided all required information from each stand like dominant habit categories, dominant life forms, and dominant taxa in the study area.



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How to Cite

Arif, S., & Sujjad Haider. (2022). Floristic Composition, Biological Spectrum and Distribution Pattern of Floral Biodiversity in Jalalabad Taisot Valley, Gilgit Baltistan. International Journal of Innovations in Science & Technology, 4(3), 696–713. Retrieved from