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Title:  Culturally important Dekang (Gymnocladus burmanicus C. E. Parkinson) - An addition to the flora of India from Arunachal Pradesh
Authors: Singh, Ranjay K
Srivastava, RC
Adi Community
Mukherjee, TK
Keywords: New record/India/Arunachal Pradesh
Adi tribe
Galo tribe
Ethnic usage
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P1/02, A61P17/00
Abstract: Paper deals with the taxonomy, ecology, phynology, cultural and tradtional usage of Dekang (Gymnocladus burmanicus C.E. Parkinson, family Fabaceae (s.l.) used by the Adi and Galo tribes. Present study revealed that Dekang is found at altitude varying from 160 to 200 meters in the community forest of Adi and Galo 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 Dekang tree (Gymnocladus burmanicus C. E. Parkinson).
Page(s): 482-484
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.08(4) [October 2009]

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