ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDIES OF WILD PLANT RESOURCES OF PUNA HILLS, DISTRICT BHIMBER, AJK
In the investigated area, Puna Hills, District Bhimber, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, a total of 100 plant species belonging to 52 families were recorded. Among these, single species of family Pinaceae representing gymnosperms, while the rest of the plant species representing the dicot and monocot angiosperms. Ethnobotanical survey of almost all the places of Puna Hills was carried out by interviewing local people on the basis of random selection through a questionnaire during 2014-2015. The information about medicinal plants was collected from people belonging to different professions. The ethnobotanical information includes the local name, recipes of plant usage and part usage. Out of 100 plant species 65(65%) were used as single-usage, 17(17%) were two- usage, 18(18%) were multi-usage.