Author(s): Akshay A. Onkar
Ethnobotany plays a major role in the tribal life of Pohara-Malkhed reserve forest. During the present study period, 33 plant species belonging to 20 families have been documented out of which 28 are wild edible and 10 are medicinal. Some of the common species of the Pohara which are source of financial income of the local people are Canthium parviflorum, Madhuca longifolia and Diospyros melanoxylon whereas uncommon species such as
Gardenia turgida are also utilized. Such studies provide baseline data for species with ethnobotanical value and this traditional knowledge should be documented, validated and conserved.
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