Ethnobotanical studies on orchids among the Khamti Community of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Chowlu, Krishna ; Mahar, Kamalesh S; Das, A K

Abstract

Other than the aesthetic values, orchids, the largest and most diverse group of flowering plants has a broad range of ethnobotanical applications. However, little work has been done on ethnobotanical studies of orchids used by the Khamti community of the North-East India. The present report is an account of the ethnobotanical uses of 4 medicinal orchids, viz., Cymbidiun aloifolium (Linn.) Sw., Cymbidium bicolor Lindl., Eria pannea Lindl., and Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook. among the Khamti community of the Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh.

Keyword(s)

Arunachal Pradesh, Ethnobotanical uses, Khamti, Orchidaceae

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