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Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants Used by Apatani Community of Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Bipul Ch. Kalita1, S.C. Arya2* and Hui Tag3
1Junior Research Fellow, G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, North East Unit, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar- 791 113, Arunachal Pradesh, India
2 Scientist ‘C’ , G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, North East Unit, Vivek Vihar, Itanagar- 791 113, Arunachal Pradesh, India
3Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills- 791 112, Arunachal Pradesh, India               
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Arunachal Pradesh, a part of North East India known for its rich plant diversity and cultural diversity. It has been recognized as the 25th biodiversity hotspot in the world. It is also among the 200 globally important ecoregion. The Lower Subansiri district of the state is well known for the unique tradition of wet rice cultivation. The district is dominated by the Apatani tribe. The use of plants in the form of medicine and other purposes is time immemorial especially the tribal people who are intimately connected with plant resources. The present study deals with some highly used wild edible and medicinal plant species including herbs, shrubs, climber and trees by the Apatani tribe of Lower Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh, which have been least explored in this region. Total 41 wild edibles and medicinal plant species have been recorded belonging to 33 families used by the Apatani community

Keywords: Apatani community,Indigenous knowledge,Lower Subansiri District,Medicinal plants,Wild edible plants
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Kalita, B. Ch., Arya, S.C., Tag, H., 2017. Wild edible and medicinal plants used by Apatani community of Lower Subansiri District, Arunachal Pradesh, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 4(3): 64-70. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.403.007