Survey on medico-botanical climbers in Pazhayaru river bank of Kanyakumari District, TamilnaduJ
R. Uma and B. Parthipan
The total of 25 climbing medicinal plants species collected through folk information from elderly villagers and local medicine men along the river bank of Pazhayaru in Kanyakumari district. The plant species belong to 23 genera with 12 families. Among them Apocynaceae is a dominant family, which has contributed 9 plant species followed the Cucurbitaceae and Menispermaceae 3 species each. Convolvulaceae and Liliaceae are having 2 species each and remaining families have single plant species. Among the five threatened plants, Ceropegia mannarana is an endemic and endangered medicinal plant species which is first time report for its medicinal properties. The communication is impressed the preparation of conservation strategies for medicinal species of the area.