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Journal of Botany
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 368572, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/368572
Research Article

Ethnobotanical Study of Tehsil Kabal, Swat District, KPK, Pakistan

Department of Botany, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Received 30 July 2011; Accepted 20 October 2011

Academic Editor: Andrew Wood

Copyright © 2011 Imtiaz Ahmad et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A total of 140 plants have been reported ethnobotanically from Tehsil Kabal, Swat District. These include the 133 plants (95%) of angiosperms, 3 (2.14%) of gymnosperms, and 2 (1.42%) each of pteridophytes and fungi. The largest family is Lamiaceae represented by 11 species followed by Rosaceae represented by 9 species. Among angiosperms 76 (55.63%) were herbs, 17 (12.78%) were shrubs, and 40 (30.07%) were trees; 127 plants (95.48%) were dicot while 6 plants (4.51%) were monocot. Most of the plants were used for more than one purpose. Generally the plants were used for medicinal, fuel, timber wood, food, and fodder for cattle purposes.