1Temsutola, 2T. Lirola Sangtam and 3Nidheesh KS

Department of Botany 1,2St. Joseph University, Chumoukedima, Nagaland - 797115 (India) 3National Institute of Plant Science Technology, Mahatma Gandhi University - 686560 (India) Corresponding Author: Temsutola, Research Scholar, St. Joseph University, Chumoukedima, Nagaland-797115 (India) Email: temsutolawalling@gmail.com Contact: 9089516536


The Ethnobotanical study was conducted in two Rengma villages namely Khirang Rengma gaon and Jamerhe Borlangso Rengma Gaon under East Karbi Anglong, Assam during the month of January to December 2022. The Rengmas is one of the hill tribes of Assam living in the valley of Karbi Anglong since 1800 yet no extensive ethnobotanical study was carried out so far. Therefore, the main aim of the study is to document the plant resources used by the Rengma community as edible (Vegetable and fruit), medicine, bio fencing, fodder, construction, fish poisoning and weaving implements. Semi-structured questionnaire, personal interview, and field study method were carried out for the collection of data. The present survey enumerated 62 plant species belonging to 58 genera and 42 families. Majority of the plant species reported were used as vegetables or fruits. 17 species out of 62 were under Least Concern of IUCN Red list threatened species, 3 Data Deficient, 1 Vulnerable and 41 were Not Evaluated against any IUCN criteria

Key words : Plant resources, Rengma community, Traditional Information, Conservation.

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