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Title: <smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="country-region"><smarttagtype namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" name="place"> Culturally important <i>Dekang (Gymnocladus burmanicus</i> C. E. Parkinson) - An addition to the flora of India from Arunachal Pradesh </smarttagtype></smarttagtype>
Authors: Singh, Ranjay K
Srivastava, RC
<i>Adi</i> Community
Mukherjee, TK
Keywords: New record/India/Arunachal Pradesh
<i>Adi </i>tribe
<i>Galo </i>tribe
Ethnic usage
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
Series/Report no.: <b>Int. Cl.<sup>8</sup>: </b>A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P17/00
Abstract: Paper deals with the taxonomy, ecology, phynology, cultural and tradtional usage of <i>Dekang </i>(<i>Gymnocladus burmanicus</i> C.E. Parkinson, family Fabaceae (<i>s.l</i>.) used by the <i>Adi</i> and <i>Galo </i>tribes. Present study revealed that <i>Dekang</i> is found at altitude varying from 160 to 200 meters in the community forest of <i>Adi</i> and <i>Galo </i>tribes in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The pods of the tree are used in shampoo, soap, dermatological disorders, and for attracting the deer for hunting. There is an urgent need for the conservation of <i>Dekang </i>tree (<i>Gymnocladus burmanicus</i> C. E. Parkinson).
Description: 482-484
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

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