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Final Technical Report 2006 CONTRIBUTION TO THE RED LIST OF THE PLANTS OF PAKISTAN: ENDEMIC PHANEROGAMS OF GILGIT AND BALTISTAN

Astragalus gilgitensis Ali

Principal Investigator PROF. DR. SYED IRTIFAQ ALI Research Fellow MR. JAN ALAM DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY UNIVERSITY OF KARACHI

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Project Number Project Title

WWF/Sc/SA (03)/300 Contribution to the Red List of the Plants of Pakistan: Endemic Phanerogams of Gilgit and Baltistan.

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Project Executant Name Syed Irtifaq Ali

3.1. Title & Organization 3.2. Professor of Botany Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270. Address 3.3. 4. Project Duration (in months) Starting Date 4.a. Ending Date 4.b. Project report for the period 4.c. Final Report (2006) January, 2006 Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270. 33 months April, 2003

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CONTENTS
List of Tables…………………………………………………………………………… .4 List of Figures………………… ………………………………………………………...6 Summary. …………………….………………………………………………………….7 INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………8 1. Occurrence and Administrative Division……………………………………..8 2. Human population……………………………………………………………...8 3. Topography………………………………………………………………………8 PROJECT AIMS AND OBJECTIVES………………………………………………..9 MATERIALS AND METHODS…………………………………………………….10 RESULTS……………………………………………………………………………….11 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Aconitum violaceum var weileri………………………………………………...12 Androsace rusellii ……………………………………………………………….14 Asperula oppositifolia subsp. baltistanica………………………………………16 Astragalus clarkeanus……………………………………………………….…..17 Astragalus gilgitensis……………………………………………………………19 Berberis pseudoumbellata subsp. gilgitica………………………………………24 Haplophyllum gilesii…………………………………………………………….26 Rhodiola saxifragoides…………………………………………………………...28 Tanacetum baltistanicum………………………………………………………..31

SIGNIFICANT FINDINGS………………………………………………………….33 RECOMMENDATIONS……………………………………………………………..36 1. Short-term conservation measures…………………………………………...36 2. Long-term conservation measures…………………………………………...37 REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………….38 TABLES…………………………………………………………………………………39

4 LIST OF TABLES Table 1. Table 2. Table 3. Table 4. Table 5. Table 6. Table 7. Table 8. Table 9. Administrative divisions of the project area Taxa endemic to Gilgit and Baltistan Taxa endemic to Pakistan and also present in Gilgit and Baltistan Population size of Aconitum violaceum var. weileri (2005) Summary of population size of Aconitum violaceum var. weileri Variation in number of seeds per fruit in Aconitum violaceum var. weileri Variation in number of fruits per plant of Aconitum violaceum var. weileri Grazing Impact Analysis of Aconitum violaceum var. weileri (2005) Summary of Grazing Impact Analysis of Aconitum violaceum var. weileri (Grazing Index) Analysis of geographic range of Aconitum violaceum var. weileri Population Size of Androsace russellii (2005) Summary of Population size of Androsace russellii Analysis of geographic range of Androsace russellii Population size of Asperula oppositifolia subsp. baltistanica (2005) Summary of Population size of Asperula oppositifolia subsp. baltistanica Grazing Impact Analysis of Asperula oppositifolia subsp. baltistanica (2005) Summary of Grazing Impact Analysis of Asperula oppositifolia subsp. baltistanica (Grazing Index) Analysis of geographic range of Asperula oppositifolia subsp. baltistanica Population size of Astragalus clarkeanus (2005) Summary of Population size of Astragalus clarkeanus Grazing Impact Analysis of Astragalus clarkeanus (2005) Summary of Grazing Impact Analysis of Astragalus clarkeanus (Grazing Index) Analysis of geographic range of Astragalus clarkeanus 39 39 40 44 44 44 44 45 45

Table 10. Table 11. Table 12. Table 13. Table 14. Table 15. Table 16. Table 17. Table 18. Table 19. Table 20. Table 21. Table 22.

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5 Table 24. Table 25. Table 26. Table 27. Table 28. Table 29. Population size of Astragalus gilgitensis...
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