Species Composition And Diversity Of Plant Along The Rach Tra River In Ho Chi Minh City

Thuy Thi Thu Le, Nguyen Thi Le Phuong, Le Thi Thu Trang, Truong Tan Trung


This research provides data on species composition and plant diversity along the Rach Tra river that has not been published in any prior literature. The survey method was applied according to the linear system and typical standard plots in field trips combined with a morphological method in the laboratory. The results of studying vegetation along the Rach Tra river recorded 132 species, 113 genera, 59 families belonging to two phyla of vascular plants: Polypodiophyta and Magnoliophyta.

The value of plant resources in the investigation area was identified with six major use groups as follows: medicine (89 species), food (21 species), household goods (8 species), ornamental (12 species), firewood (2 species) and organic fertilizer (5 species). Besides, two invasive plant species were found including Mimosa pigra and Eichhornia crassipes. The life forms of plants along the Rach Tra river were classified into shrub (18 species), herb (62 species), lianas (28 species) and timber (24 species).


Biological diversity, ecosystem, Rach Tra, vegetation along rivers.

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