Angiosperms, Climbing plants in tropical forests of southern Eastern Ghats, Tamil Nadu, India

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We provide a check list of angiosperm climbing plant species, along with their climbing modes, enumerated from a total of one hundred and fifty grids in tropical forests of southern Eastern Ghats, peninsular India. The Eastern Ghats constitute an important biodiversity area in India and have been studied earlier mainly for the floristics, and that too confined to a few prioritized sites. Lianas, the woody vines contribute substantially to the diversity and structure of most tropical forests. Yet, little is known about the importance of habitat specialization in maintaining tropical liana diversity. A total of 175 climbing plant species that belong to 100 genera and 40 families are included in this enumeration.

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