IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 9, September 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
R. N. Maru, Dr. R. S. Patel
Dahod District Is One Of The Tribal District Of The Gujarat State. It Is Situated In the North-East Fringe of the Gujarat State, Adjoins With Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh State. Total Forest Area Of Jhalod Is 788.39 Sq. Km. Area. Ethno Botanical Studies Were Carried Out To Collect Information On The Use Of Some Plants By Local Communities In Jhalod Taluka Of Dahod District,Gujarat, India. These Area Lies Under Bio-Geographic Zone-4 – The Semi Arid - Biotic Province -4b Gujarat-Rajwada, Sub Category 4b5-Plains In Central Gujarat. Main Tribes Are Machhaar, Sangoda, Baria, Ninama, Vasaiya,Vasava, Parmar, Chauhan Etc.During This Study. The Authors Have Conducted An Extensive Field Survey In The Tribal Belts And Other Interior Villages Adjoining Forest Areas In The District To Collect Ethno Botanical Lore. First Hand Information Was Gathered Through Interactions With Tribal And Rural People Including Members Of Forest Protection Committees. A Number Of Group Discussions Were Also Conducted During The Period Of Investigation. In The Following Enumeration, Plant Names Have Been Arranged Alphabetically In Disease Wise. The Study Provides Information On 36 Plant Species.