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Ethnomedicinal and Conservation Status of Plant Species in Tehsil Takht Bhai, District Mardan, Pakistan

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The study was design to draw attention to correlation of locals with plants and their conservation status. The research work was carried out in tehsil Takht Bhai, district Mardan during 2008-2010. Fieldwork was conducted using an arrangement of interviews, questioners and personal observation. The IUCN 2001, Red Data List Categories and Criteria was used to determine the conservation status of plants. The present study documents the ethno medicinal and conservation status of 34 plant species belonging to 20 families. Among these 12 species were found to be rare, vulnerable (11 species), endangered (9 species) and Infrequent (2 species). From this study we have concluded that most plant species are going to become endangered and no one plant specie was found dominant because the natural vegetation area was change into urbanization and agricultural reason

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Periodical:
International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 37)
Pages:
18-29
DOI:
10.18052/www.scipress.com/ILNS.37.18
Citation:
M. Khan and S. Musharaf, "Ethnomedicinal and Conservation Status of Plant Species in Tehsil Takht Bhai, District Mardan, Pakistan", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 37, pp. 18-29, 2015
Online since:
Apr 2015
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