KumarRajesh, SinghManishK & BharatiK Avinash
Tharusare inhabited on southern foothills of the Himalayas along Indo-Nepal border. They have been using many plant species to meet their day-to-day needs. The aim of this study was to collect information on the traditional uses of different plants and to document the potential economic use of these plants. Fieldwork was conducted over a period of two years in Dudhwa National Park, utilizing the “transect walk” method of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). Thedata was analyzed using the following techniques: frequency of citation and informant consensus factor (Fic). The present communication gives information on 86 species belonging to 38 families of plants used by Tharu tribes of Dudhwa National Park, Uttar Pradesh. The frequency of citation was very high forAlstonia scholaris(fire-wood), Antidesma acidum, Artocarpus lakoocha(edible), Bauhinia vahlii, Butea monosperma(food plate), Dendrocalamus strictus(hut preparation), Hibiscus cannabinus(rope), Oryza rufipogon(food), Phoenix acaulis(edible) and Tamarixdioica(broom).