Research Paper | Botany | Pakistan | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014
Ethnobotanical Studies of Dicotyledonous Plants of Lal Suhanra National Park; Bahawalpur; Pakistan
Abstract: The present investigations were designed to record the ethnobotanical uses of plants by local inhabitants of the Lal Suhanra National Park; Bahawalpur; Pakistan. The nomadic and local inhabitants of the adjoining areas of the park used these natural resources for various purposes including food; shelter; medicine; fodder and cultural purposes. A total of 212 plant species were identified from this area belonging to 126 genera and 50 families during 2005-2007 plant exploration expedition. In this study; 84 plant species of 34 dicotyledonous families used ethnobotanically of the study area were documented. The maximum numbers of species were recorded of family Asteraceae (7 species) followed by Chenopodiaceae and Papilionaceae each (6 species) ; Aizoaceae and Mimosaceae with (5 species) of each while Capparidaceae; Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae with (4 species) of each.
Keywords: Ethnobotany, Lal Suhanra National Park, Flora, Indigenous uses
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,
Pages: 2452 - 2460
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Hafiz Muhammad Wariss, Saeed Ahmad, Shazia Anjum, Khurshid Alam, "Ethnobotanical Studies of Dicotyledonous Plants of Lal Suhanra National Park; Bahawalpur; Pakistan", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014, pp. 2452-2460, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=2014782
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