An Ethnobotanical Survey of Indigenous Knowledge on Angiospermic Parasiticplants used by the Tribal People of Ahobilam Reserve Forest of Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Authors : Shaik Khaleel Basha, Dalazak Niaz Parveen , D. Hari Babu Rao, Prabhar Raju. C

Volume/Issue : Volume 2 - 2017, Issue 12 - December

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Ahobilam Reserve Forestis a religious center of with rich in the biodiversity of the flowering plants. It is an hub of many angiospermicmedicinal plants. Parasiticplants exhibit the symbiotic association of the several angiospermic plants which are even used as a medicine by local tribal peoples of this area. In the present paper nine parasite plants species belonging to six families used in the folk medicine have been represented. The purpose of the present study was to record the indigenous knowledge of parasitic plants used as a medicine. The botanical name, local name, family, parts used in traditional practices by the tribal peoples of the Ahobilam Reserve Forest are discussed for awareness of various uses of parasitic plant.

Keywords : Ahobilam Reserve Forest, Chenchus, Parasitic Plants.


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