Study of Mishing Tribe

AN ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MISHING TRIBE LIVING IN FRINGE VILLAGES OF KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK OF ASSAM, INDIA

A. Kutum, *R. Sarmah and D. Hazarika

Department of Botany, D.R. College, Golaghat-785621, Assam, India.

*Author for Correspondence

 

ABSTRACT

Plants and plant products are traditionally used among the tribal societies especially in different parts of northeast region of India from time immemorial. The livelihood system of Mishing tribe is traditionally dependent on forest resources. A total of 86 plant species belonging to 45 families has been recorded in the present study that used in various aspects of ethnobotanical importance by Mishing tribe of upper Brahamaputra valley of Assam. Among the families recorded, poaceae was the largest with altogether 11 Species followed by euphorbiaceae and malvaceae with 5 species each and cluciaceae with 4 species.

 

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