High altitude biodiversity of the Alps and the Himalayas: ethnobotany, plant distribution and conservation perspective

@article{Kala2012HighAB,
  title={High altitude biodiversity of the Alps and the Himalayas: ethnobotany, plant distribution and conservation perspective},
  author={Chandra Kala and Petra Ratajc},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1115-1126}
}
  • C. Kala, Petra Ratajc
  • Published 28 January 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
Historical evidences suggest that the Himalayas have some strong biogeographical links to the Alps. In view of this fact, the present study aims to understand the similarities in plant species distribution and their ethnobotanical uses in the Indian Himalayas and the Slovenian Alps. The plant species common in both the mountain systems and used by local inhabitants were compiled by extensive literature search and also by carrying out primary surveys. Ethnobotanical information was collected… 
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