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International Journal of Botany
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 219-224
DOI: 10.3923/ijb.2008.219.224
Less Known Wild Edible Plants Used by the Gujjar Tribe of District Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir State
Abdul Rashid, V.K. Anand and Jawaid Serwar

 The present communication deals with the Ethnobotanical exploration, identification, concerns,  conservational aspects and future potentialities of the wild edible plant species consumed by the Gujjar tribe inhabitating the hilly areas of district Rajouri, apart of Jammu and Kashmir State-India. A total of 57 plant species belonging to 33 families were reported from the region. Rosaceae and Polygonaceae were the dominant botanical families with 5 taxa each, whilst Rhaminaceae follow with 4 taxa. Violaceae is represented by 3 members. The four major reported life forms were shrubs, trees, herbs and climbers. Herbs make up the highest proportion of the edible species, followed by tree, shrubs and climbers. Execution of unplanned developmental activities and anthropogenic factors has resulted in a serious ecological imbalance and degeneration of the biodiversity in this region. The study also takes in to account the magnitude of various pressures, measures of mitigation, future scope and prospects of wild edible plants of this region.
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How to cite this article:

Abdul Rashid, V.K. Anand and Jawaid Serwar, 2008. Less Known Wild Edible Plants Used by the Gujjar Tribe of District Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir State. International Journal of Botany, 4: 219-224.

DOI: 10.3923/ijb.2008.219.224


17 May, 2009
joginder chauhan:
Paper is a nice synthesis of valuable informations




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