Fig. 2. Figure showing plant species against IVI value in Chiksuli area.
The number of woody plant families recorded in the sampled area of the study site was 31 (Table 4). The family Lauraceae represented by 8 species, Moraceae, Clusiaceae, Myrtaceae represented 5 species each. At the generic level, family Lauraceae (n=7) dominated followed by Euphorbiaceae (n=4), Flacortiaceae (n=4) and Anacardiaceae (n=3). Based on density, family Clusiaceae was well represented( n=221) followed by Lauraceae (n= 143), Oleaceae (n=128) and Myristicaceae (n=118). Of this Clusiaceae was the densest family (15.97%) followed by Lauraceae (10.33%), Oleaceae (9.25%) and Myristicaceae (8.53%). In the study site, 15 families were represented by only a single species.
Table 4. Showing details of family, species richness, generic richness, basal area and family importance value.
The continuous monitoring of changes in land use, agricultural pattern, agricultural income and NTFP collection dynamics have been collected season-wise. In addition to this some specific NTFP trees have been tagged for quantification of fruiting and harvesting by people. The trends for the first harvest season have been indicated in the Table 5.
Table 5. Showing the details of tagged trees on fruiting and harvests of NTFP species.