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Research Paper | Botany | Pakistan | Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014
Ethnobotanical Studies of Plant Resources of Cholistan Desert; Pakistan
Saeed Ahmad  | Hafiz Muhammad Wariss  | Khurshid Alam  | Shazia Anjum  | Muhammad Mukhtar
Abstract: The study was conducted to accumulate information about the plant resources used by various communities of Cholistan desert. It was observed that the area is rich in natural flora and the inhabitants are dependent on these plant resources especially for their food; shelter; fuel; timber; fodder and health care. Ethnobotanical uses of plants collected through questionnaire and interview by local people during different seasons of the year. The different races were present in the study area as Kutwal; Sheikh; Makhy; Maby; Mahar; Bhain; Parhiyar; Bohar; Jam and Tanwari. A total number of 90 plant species belonging to 34 families have been reported to be used ethnobotanically.
Keywords: Ethnobotany, Cholistan desert, medicinal uses, food uses, domestic uses
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014,
Pages: 1782 - 1788
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