IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Patel Hitesh R , Patel R.S
Ethnobotany is a distinct branch of natural science dealing with various aspects such as medicine, religious, cultural, agriculture instruments, household implements and several other disciplines. The present paper reviews plants used ethnobotanicaly by the tribal of R.D.F.Poshina forest range of Sabarkantha district, North Gujarat, India.Sabarkantha District having hilly and forest area near the range of Arvalli hills.Sabarkantha district take it name from the river Sabarmatiwhich flows through it. The Sabarkantha district is located in the southern part of Gujarat. This district had a population of 2,082,531 according to the 2001 census. It covers an area of 7,390sq. Km. The Poshina forest range is a tribal area located in Khedbrahmataluka of Sabarkantha district of North Gujarat, India. Poshina range is divided into two sub-ranges, Poshina forest range and R.D.F. (Rehabilitation of degraded forest range) Poshina forest ranges.About 35 plant species belonging to 24 families were observed during the year 2010-2011 of my research work. Plant species of these forest areas are documented here with their botanical names, local names, family and their ethnobotanical uses. The species were arranged family vise according to the flora of Gujarat state.