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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2016, Volume : 4, Issue : 4
First page : (167) Last page : (173)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2361

Economic and Ethnomedicinal Importance of the Floral Diversity on Ancient Walls of Kota District, Rajasthan

Meenu Mathur1*, Krishnendra Singh Nama2 and Kiran Choudhary3
1Department of Botany, SPC Govt. College, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
2Department of Life Science, Career Point University, Kota Rajasthan, India
3Department of Botany, M.B. PG College, Kota Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: meenu.mathur03@gmail.com
Received: 29.07.2016  |  Revised: 11.08.2016   |  Accepted: 12.08.2016  

An extensive study is conducted in and around Kota District to monitor diversity and economic uses of the plants which are emergent on the walls of Archaeological buildings. A total of 134 plant species are observed, out of which 119 plant species are dicotyledons and only 15 species are monocotyledons. Total 106 genera comprising 46 families are documented. The Asteraceae, Poaceae and Amaranthaceae are the dominant families of the wall flora. Herb and Shrub habit is dominant on the walls whereas climbers and trees are least observed. Majority of the species were observed in winters and Monsoon of the year. Most of the plant species are used by the tribals in the treatment of wounds, fever, dysentery and some are used as a remedy in cancer treatment. Members of Cyperaceae and Poaceae are utilized as fodder.

Key words: Archaeological, Wall flora, Economic importance, perennials, annuals.

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Cite this article: Mathur, M., Nama, K.S. and Choudhary, K., Economic and Ethnomedicinal Importance of the Floral diversity on Ancient Walls of Kota District, Rajasthan , Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.4(4): 167-173 (2016). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2361