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:: Volume 8, Issue 16 (8-2020) ::
PEC 2020, 8(16): 345-364 Back to browse issues page
Investigating the Biological Forms and Geographic Distribution of Traditional Medicinal plants of Semirom Rangelands
Alireza Safari , Mansureh Ghavam * , Saied Davazdahemami
University of Kashan. , mansurehghavam@gmail.com
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Nowadays, medicinal plants are being used to cure ailments and improve health. The vegetative form and biological shape of plants make a clear relationship with specific environmental and human factors. The main purpose of this study was to study the vegetative form, geographical distribution and therapeutic application of indigenous medicinal plants in Semirom rangelands. Medicinal plant species were collected from different areas of Semirom rangeland and transferred to Isfahan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Training Center for identification. After identifying the flora of the region and separating the medicinal plants, the data were collected by submitting a questionnaire to the knowledgeable and knowledgeable locals of the area (villages and tribes) about the use of medicinal plants. In this study, 62 plant species were identified in April and November , in 2015  and 2016  which belonged to 21 families and 53 genera in the region. Apiaceae with 12 species, Lamiaceae with 10 species and Asteraceae with 7 plant species were the most abundant ones.  As the results of interviews with local people showed, most of the traditional uses of medicinal plants in rangelands of Semirom were made to the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. In terms of biological formations, hemicryptophytes with 24 species (39%) were the most abundant biodiversity. Also, the elements of the Irano-Turanian area with 19 species represented 38% .

Keywords: Medicinal plants, Hemicryptophytes, Vegetative areas, Semirom
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/09/23 | Accepted: 2017/01/30 | Published: 2020/09/21
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safari A, ghavam M, davazdahemami S. Investigating the Biological Forms and Geographic Distribution of Traditional Medicinal plants of Semirom Rangelands. PEC 2020; 8 (16) :345-364
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