PLANT DIVERSITY IN HOMEGARDENS AND THEIR USE VALUE IN TWO VILLAGES OF RUPANDEHI DISTRICT, WESTERN NEPAL

Authors

  • Okmaya Srish Central Department of Botany Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Chandra P. Pokhrel Central Department of Botany Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
  • Ram Kailash P. Yadav Central Department of Botany Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v18i0.9415

Keywords:

Plant species diversity, Fodder, Fruits, Medicine, Homegarden

Abstract

Homegardens play significant role in the livelihood of the rural people. The cultivation of different plants in homegardens for self-sufficiency has a long tradition worldwide, but knowledge about homegardens in Nepal is meager. To analyse this more deeply, cultivated plants of 15 homegardens were surveyed in two Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Tarai of Westren Nepal, viz. Anandavan and Karahiya VDCs. This study mainly focuses on the plant species diversity and their use values. Mostly perennial plants were included in the study. The plant studied in the homegardens included those which are used as fruits, fodder, medicine, nut and others. In Total, 31 plant species were found in the studied homegardens. Species diversity in the home gardens of Anandavan VDC was higher (H’=2.45) than that of Karhiya VDC (H’=2.19). The evenness of species, however, was not different in the homegardens of two VDCs.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/eco.v18i0.9415

Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology

Vol. 18, 2011

Page: 85-90

Uploaded date: 12/22/2013

 

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2013-12-21

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Srish, O., Pokhrel, C. P., & Yadav, R. K. P. (2013). PLANT DIVERSITY IN HOMEGARDENS AND THEIR USE VALUE IN TWO VILLAGES OF RUPANDEHI DISTRICT, WESTERN NEPAL. Ecoprint: An International Journal of Ecology, 18, 85–90. https://doi.org/10.3126/eco.v18i0.9415

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