Plant Diversity ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (6): 554-560.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2010.10126

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The Medicinal Flora of Sambalpur District, Orissa, India

Chiranjibi Pattanaik1, C. Sudhakar Reddy2, P. Manikya Reddy3   

  1. 1 Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology & Natural History, Andhra Pradesh, India; 2 Forestry and Ecology Division,
    National Remote Sensing Center, Andhra Pradesh, India; 3 Department of Botany,
    Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Received:2010-06-28 Online:2010-12-25 Published:2010-10-11


This paper describes an analysis of the plants of Sambalpur district of Orissa, India which have been used medicinally by local people. The families having medicinal values are analysed using Moerman′s method of regression analysis. There were 136 plant families recorded from the study area. The analysis of families showed that the Euphorbiaceae family being used most ethnomedicinally by the local people in Sambalpur district of Orissa, whereas Poaceae is used least one. This type of study determines the degree of importance of plant families in the medicinal flora of the region.

Key words: Medicinal flora, Orissa, Regression analysis, Sambalpur district

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