Diversity with ethnomedicinal notes on Orchids: A case study of Nagdev forest range, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India
Arun K Khajuria, Goutam Kumar and NS Bisht
Pauri one of the hilly stations of Garhwal Himalaya, repository of unique and rich vegetation in wide range of habitats and harbors the treasure of medicinal plants. In the present investigation an attempt has been made to document the diversity and medicinal importance of terrestrial Orchids in temperate forest of Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Total 4 genera and 7 species of orchids were reported with medicinal value. Due to habitat specificity, over grazing and illegal collection of Orchids they are under stress of extinction. Hence it is the need of the hour to carry out such investigation which would be help full in future for planning the conservation of orchids of this region.