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Madhav University (2022)

Ethnobotanical Study Of Thar Desert Pla Ethnobotanical Study Of Thar Desert Plants At Barmer District In Rajasthan Indiants At Barmer District In Rajasthan India

Thakur, Chetan Das

Titre : Ethnobotanical Study Of Thar Desert Pla Ethnobotanical Study Of Thar Desert Plants At Barmer District In Rajasthan Indiants At Barmer District In Rajasthan India

Auteur : Thakur, Chetan Das

Université de soutenance : Madhav University

Grade : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Botany 2022

Résumé
The largest group of inhabitants in the desert area of Barmer District, Rajasthan (India), up till now, are less aware with use of some Desert plants and their particular plant parts utility, as they are not been intensified. Further more, this area has to deal with high rates of illegal deforestation and logging. This not only threatens the Therefore, the aim of the study was to document the plant use of these area communities, and compare to show the differences in plant uses. Several factors can be responsible for these differences, like market access, social, cultural, socio economic, environmental and geographical factors. The accessibility influence plant use knowledge. Food and medicinal plants studied more in detail. Data were obtained from various parts of Barmer District communities, Baytoo, Gudha malani & Chohtan between October 2018 to September 2019.

Data collection was made through focus group discussions and pile-sorting exercises. Plant samples also collected in the field. Eventually lists were obtained with botanical and vernacular names of plants together with their used plant parts and their Results showed several factors influencing the plant use ; the most important factor was accessibility which influences several other factors like deforestation, market access, modernization, etc. which on their turn also influence plant use of local people. Also for medicinal plants, the difference was enormous The most important conclusion was the importance of Capparis spp, Zizyphus spp, Acacia senegal, Salvadora spp, Leptadenia spp, Calotropis spp, Neem plant(Azadirachta indica), Clerodendrum spp for both food and ethnobotanical values in this area communities. Selected Plants for research work recognised and identified by own experience and knowledge,by other faculty members,by guide and,co-guide and also by concerned available herbarium sheets.

The results gathered in this research showed the importance of plant knowledge in this area and how this knowledge was influenced by several factors. This study can be used as a basis for ethnobotanical research, such as a study on food security to investigate the nutritional value of the food plant species or for a quantitative ethnobotanical study, source of earning and living of poor people

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