ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEY OF TREES IN PABBAR VALLEY, DISTT. SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH

  • P.P. CHAUHAN*1, AMRITA NIGAM2 AND VIRENDER K. SANTVAN 1. LBS Govt. DEGREE COLLEGE, SARASWATINAGAR, DISTT. SHIMLA, HP. 2. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, SOS, NEW DELHI. 3. INSTITUTE OF INTEGRATED HIMALAYAN STUDIES, HPU, SHIMLA-5. Corresponding author’s e-mail: ppchauhan321@gmail.com

Abstract

Present study was carried out to document the ethnobotanical knowledge of local people   about trees of Pabbar Valley in Himachal Pradesh.  Indigenous knowledge of local inhabitants about the use of native plants was collected during field visits through semi structured questionnaire   and interview method. In this paper a list of 34 plants belonging to 14 families has been presented. This paper explores the uses of trees by indigenous people for various purposes; Timber, fruit, fodder, fuel, medicine, religious and agricultural tools.   The ethnobotanical studies on herbaceous plants of the area are available, but little work has been done to document the trees.  The present work is compilation of information gathered through field survey, plant collected, identified and mounted on herbarium sheets. Photographs of plants were also taken.

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How to Cite
VIRENDER K. SANTVAN, P.P. CHAUHAN*1, AMRITA NIGAM2 AND. ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEY OF TREES IN PABBAR VALLEY, DISTT. SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH. LIFE SCIENCES LEAFLETS, [S.l.], v. 52, may 2014. ISSN 0976-1098. Available at: <http://petsd.org/ojs/index.php/lifesciencesleaflets/article/view/104>. Date accessed: 29 june 2017.

Keywords

Ethnobotany, Trees, Pabbar Valley, Himachal Pradesh.