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Title: Assessing ethnobotanical value and threat status of Tetrastigma rumicispermum (Lawson) Planch, a lesser known liana species of Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, Sikkim
Authors: Chettri, Arun
Barik, SK
Keywords: Tetrastigma rumicispermum;Bamboo bridges;Sikkim;Natural disaster
Issue Date: Apr-2013
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A61K 36/00, B27J, E01D, C06, G01W 1/02, G01W 1/11, E04B 1/62, E04D
Abstract: The paper presents taxonomy, habitat, distribution, threat status and usage pattern of T. rumicispermum (Lawson) Planch., a lesser known liana species. The study was conducted in Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve (KBR). The traditional technique of constructing bamboo bridges using this liana has been reported. The fruit of liana is an important human and wildlife food supplement, and has the potential to feed local people during famine and other natural disasters. The traditional knowledge associated with the use of species can help the local people in better adapting to the natural disasters at local level.
Page(s): 339-341
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.12(2) [April 2013]

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