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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(3): 761-768      |                 Available online, September 28, 2018

Ethnobotanical uses of some Hill road side Pteridophytes in Mizoram, India


Banerjee Samar Kumar 1*, Banerjee Mousumi 2 and Srivastava Anjani Kumar 3


1 Department of Botany, Ranchi   University, Ranchi and Principal Consultant (Environment) STUP India

2 Department of Botany, Faculty of Post Graduate Studies, Scottish Church College, Kolkata, India

3Department of Botany, Ranchi University, Ranchi, India

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Received : 12.09.2018    |    Accepted : 24.09.2018       |    Published : 28.09.2018

Mizoram is one of the biodiversity hotspots in the Eastern Himalayan region and is a bio-diversity rich area. Its unique location, topography with hills and valleys, and geology provide immense ranges of microclimatic conditions, which are replete with rich diversity of Pteridophytes. Roadside flora of Mizoram also rich in pteridophytes. These pteridophytes are one of the source of carbon sink along the road. Some work related to Pteridophytes have been reported by some researchers in some protected areas like sanctuaries and some forests in Mizoram. Till date no work has been reported on the Diversity, Ecology and Utilization of Pteridophytes along the Hill Roads in Mizoram.  The paper elucidates the current diversity, taxonomy, ecology and utilization status of the Pteridophytes along some selected roads of Mizoram so that proper attention should be made during further capacity augmentation /widening of these roads for conservation of the Pteridophytes .The study would be helpful in monitoring and management of remaining population of the Pteridophytes along other roads also.


Key words: Hill roads, Pteridophytes, Diversity, Ecology, Hotspots, and Carbon sink.



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Banerjee Samar Kumar, Banerjee Mousumi  and Srivastava Anjani Kumar  (2018) Ethnobotanical uses of some Hill road side Pteridophytes in Mizoram, India, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(3): 761-768. 



We are grateful to the Head, Department of Botany Ranchi University, Ranchi, and Professor Ambarish Mukherjee, Department of Botany, Burdwan University, Burdwan for providing facilities guidance and encouragement to complete the work.


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



Copyright: © 2018 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.


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