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Year: 2019, Issue: June

Ethnobotanical study of useful Climbers, Creepers and Twiners of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University campus and adjoining areas of district Rajouri (J&K).
Tahir Mahmood
Ethnobotanical, Climbers, Creepers & Twiners of BGSBU dist. Rajouri (J&K).
The present study deals with climbers, creepers and twiners of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, and adjoining areas of district Rajouri (J&K). Ethnomedicinal plants are necessary for treatment of various diseases and production of various medicines. The climbers, creepers and twiners are extensively used as medicine. The local people of dist. Rajouri use 43 climbers of the vascular plants for medicine, vegetable and fodder. As tradition culture is disappearing the knowledge about the plants wealth is going to lost. The information on climbers, creepers and twiners species is obtained while studying the flora of (J&K). Himalaya and medicinal plants of Prajapat/Prohit. For each plant its family, botanical name, vernacular name, common name, local name, english name, flowering period is given. As per the climatic condition the plants are showing their presence in different sites. Some plants species which are climbers creepers and twiners in their tendency are referred as climbers creepers and twiners. A climbing plant includes tendrils and twiners having adventitious roots on nodular part of the stem helpful for their climbers creepers and twiners on ant substratum. A total of 43 climbers, creepers and twiners species belonging to 36 families were recorded for the medicinal, vegetable and fodder. Among all the families Convolvulaceae were found to be most abundant having 6 species followed by Cucurbitaceae and Dioscoreaceae.

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