Study of climatology of area of Vindhyan region (M.P.) for wild pteridophytes
Anamika Pathak, Naveen Gaurav, Anoop Singh, Arun Kumar and AP Singh
Vindhyan region has rich biodiversity. This region provides shelter to various plant species that belong to the lower and higher groups. It is interesting to note that in the area, proportionally it genera is relatively richer than species. In comparison to angiosperms plant diversity the pteridophytes are not rich in the area. The tribes and poor of this region are partially or completely dependent on forest product for their survival. These people have assimilated unique knowledge about the surrounding plant wealth. This indigenous knowledge is a potential tool in searching for new economic plants for food and medicines. They protect and conserve biodiversity of forest and by their cultural activities they also enrich the soil fertility. In the present study wild pteridophytes species which are normally growing in the wild habitat were taken into the consideration for assessing the eco-medicinal uses of different type of pteridophytes. Eco medicinal importance of pteridophytes and existence of greater biomolecules is already studied by many previous workers. Inspite of medicinal and ecological importance the medicinal plants have also been considered for present study.