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Title: Ethnobotany of biofencing among teagarden and ex-teagarden communities of Nagaon district of Assam
Authors: Borkataki, Sarat
Chutia, Mahananda
Borthakur, SK
Keywords: Biofencing
Live fencing
Santhals
Bhumis
Gours
Koiris
Goalas
Kurmis
Teegu
Panica
Orangs
Hedge plant
Assam
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl. ⁸ : A01K3/00
Abstract: Raising plants as live fencing in home gardens is a traditional practice among the tea garden communities. An ethnobotanical study was carried out in order to document the indigenous knowledge about the plants grown as live fencing. Of 27 plants species documented that included shrubs, succulent shrubs and deciduous climbers, Bambusa sp. and Musa sp. were very common (95 and 80% occurrence), with potential economic value and also strong soil binding properties. The traditional biofencing practice is not only to protect the home gardens but also a part of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity among tea garden communities.
Page(s): 666-668
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.07(4) [October 2008]

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