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Ethnomedicinal and Ecological Studies of some Weeds in Sugarcane Fields of Villupuram District

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The present communication pertains to ethnobotany of major weeds of sugarcane fields in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. Present study was conducted in ten selected sites of Villupuram district in the sugarcane crop fields. Random quadrate method was adopted for studying phytosociological attributes of weeds. A total of 80 plant species belonging to 25 families were identified, out of which 46 plant species are medicinally important to cure different diseases in human beings directly. Amaranthaceae and Euphorbiaceae was the dominant family seen during observation. Frequency, Relative frequency, Density and Relative density of the species were calculated.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 16)
S. Dhanam, "Ethnomedicinal and Ecological Studies of some Weeds in Sugarcane Fields of Villupuram District", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 16, pp. 197-208, 2014
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