Ethnobotanical Survey of the Flora of Tehsil Balakot, District Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Muhammad Irfan, Danish Ali, Gul Jan, Waheed Murad
The inhabitants of tehsil Balakot, district Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan were using eighty-eight different taxa belonging to seventy-one genera and forty-six families. Amongst the parts used, the results showed that the whole plant of most of them viz. thirty-two, the leaves of twenty-seven, the stem of twelve, and the fruits of nine taxa were used for different purposes. The governing families of the study area were Rosaceae Family consisting of thirteen taxa, solanaceae having five taxa, Buxaceae, Verbenaceae, Lamiaceae, Acanthaceae having three taxa each, Papilionaceae, Berberidaceae, Buddlejaceae, Anacardiaceae, Thymelaceae, Sapindaceae, Araliaceae, Guttiferae, Oleaceae, Cupressaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Poaceae, Rhamnaceae, Rutaceae, Caprifoliaceae keeping two taxa, and the rest of all the families contained one taxa, each was recorded in the study area.