An ecological survey & ethnobotanical study of four epiphytic Pteridophytes of Hooghly district in West Bengal

Publication Date : 30/12/2015


Author(s) :

Mrinmoy Ghosh , Soma Sukul nee Chunari.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
,
Issue 12
(12 - 2015)



Abstract :

An ecological survey & ethnobotanical study of four epiphytic Pteridophytes of Hooghly district in Westbengal has been made based on field-observations throughout the year. Epiphytic ferns grow naturally in a totally soilless condition.these ferns grow without the typical water and nutrient storage of soil. Our survey has revealed that these plant species have some important aspect. They are used as ethno-medicine as well as different other uses. Now a day they are also used for interior decoration. The epiphytic Leaf parts of the plant species are used as source of herbal medicine for primary healthcare. The botanical name, family name, vernacular name, habit, frequency, density, dominance, importance value and their ethno medicinal uses are provided in this study. Importance value and use value are calculated by using field data.


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