Abstract

The present paper was designed to take out ethnobotanical data in Kotal wild life park and contiguous area Kohat. We documented the use of 211 plants belonging to 170 genera and 64 families included 144 herbs, 32 shrubs, 28 trees, 4 twiner and 3 parasites. On the basis of multiple purposes the herb are utilized 53.13% in which 2 herbs have 9 (30%) uses, 2 herbs have 6 (20%) uses,14 herbs have 5 (16.67%) uses, 22 herbs have 4 (13.33%) uses, 43 herbs have 3 (10%) uses, 29 herbs have 2 (6.667%) uses and 32 herbs have single (3.333%) use; tree (28.85%) In which 4 trees have 10 (22.22%) uses, 11 trees have 9 (20%) uses, 4 trees have 8 (17.78%) uses, 2 trees have7 (15.56%) uses, 1 tree have 6 (13.13) uses and 6 trees have 5 (11.11%) uses; shrub (16.06%) in which 2 shrubs have 9 (26.47%) uses, single shrubs have 8 (23.53%) uses, 4 shrubs 5 (14.71%), 3 shrubs 5 (14.71%), 12 shrubs 4 (11.76%), 6 shrubs 2 (5.882%) and 2 shrubs single (2.941%) use; twiner (1.44%) and parasite (0.52%). The area was investigated for the first time and information about the traditional uses with special reference to their medicinal were collected and documented before they are lost. From the economic and botanical point of view the study area has great potentiality.

How to Cite
KHAN, SHAHANA MUSHARAF, Musharaf. Ethnobotanical Report of Kotal Wild Life Park and Contiguous Area Pakistan. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], july 2014. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/1186>. Date accessed: 14 aug. 2022.