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Table 1 Distribution and diversity profile of vegetation in the wetland across different sampling stations

From: Variation in species assemblages due to micro-topography and flow regime govern vegetation carbon stock in seasonal floodplain wetlands

Family and taxaStation 1Station 2Station 3Station 4Station 5
(Inlet point 1)(Middle point 1)(Inlet point 2)(Middle point 2)(Outlet point)
Amarathaceae
Alternanthera paronychioides A. St.-Hil--+-+
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br.ex DC.+-+-+
Apiaceae
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.+++++
Compositae
Centipeda minima (L.) A. Braun & Asch.----+
Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.--+-+
Araceae
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott+----
Arecaceae
Calamustenuis Roxb.---+-
Ceratophyllaceae
Ceratophyllum demersum L.-+---
Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea carnea Jacq.+++-+
Cyperaceae
Cyperus haspan L.-+---
Cyperus javanicus Houtt.-+---
Cyperus compressus L.--+-+
Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roem. & Schult.---+-
Fimbristylis bisumbellata (Forssk.) Bubani-+-++
Fimbristylis littoralis Gaudich.+----
Euphorbiaceae
Croton bonplandianus Baill.---+-
Marantaceae
Schumannianthus dichotomus (Roxb.) Gagnep.-+---
Melastomataceae
Melastoma malabathricum L.-+---
Onagraceae
Ludwigia hyssopifolia (G.Don) Exell--+--
Poaceae
Axonopus fissifolius (Raddi) Kuhlm.---+-
Brachiaria ramosa (L.) Stapf+-+--
Chrysopogon aciculatus (Retz.) Trin.+-++-
Chrysopogon zizanioides (L.) Roberty+++++
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.+++++
Digitaria ciliaris (Retz.) Koeler----+
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.+----
Eragrostis unioloides (Retz.) Nees ex Steud.+----
Hemarthria compressa (L.f.) R.Br.--+--
Paspalum notatum Flüggé+---+
Paspalum scrobiculatum L.-+---
Pseudoraphis spinescens (R.Br.) Vickery-++--
Saccharum ravennae (L.) L.-++-+
Sacciolepis interrupta (Willd.) Stapf+----
Polygonaceae
Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Delarbre+-+-+
Pontederiaceae
Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms+-+++
Rubiaceae
Oldenlandia diffusa (Wild.) Roxb.-++++
Total family: 16Family (8)Family (8)Family (10)Family (7)Family (8)
Total taxa: 36Taxa (15)Taxa (14)Taxa (17)Taxa (11)Taxa (16)
Herb (14)Herb (11)Herb (16)Shrub (1)Herb (9)Herb (15)
Shrub (1)Shrub (3) Shrub (2)Shrub (1)
Shannon-Wiener Diversity index1.141.180.680.651.08
±0.50±0.06±0.38±0.44±0.37
(0.49-1.56)(1.12-1.25)(0.22-1.23)(0.13-1.16)(0.73-1.53)
Simpson Dominance index0.480.360.630.650.41
±0.27±0.02±0.19±0.26±0.13
(0.26-0.91)(0.33-0.39)(0.36-0.90)(0.34-0.95)(0.25-0.55)
Buzas and Gibson’s Evenness index0.540.510.400.450.53
±0.07±0.06±0.03±0.17±0.11
(0.41-0.60)(0.43-0.59)(0.35-0.43)(0.20-0.71)(0.41-0.70)
  1. “-” represents an absence of the taxa concerned; total number of quadrats studied = 300; for diversity indices mean ± SD, n = 6; values within parenthesis represent the range of the respective mean value