Survey and Comparison of Floristic Diversity and Ethnic culture in Punikkolkavu and Chirakkakavu Sacred Groves of Thalassery, Kannur District, North Kerala, India
groves exist in various parts of the country and are unique examples of
ecological understanding and management. These are locked information sites. The
Sacred grove concept is one of the strategies developed by many human societies
to conserve biological resources using a traditional approach. In the present study deals with the floristic comparison
and ethnobotanical practices of the two sacred groves, Punikkolkavu and
Chirakkakavu, Kannur District, Kerala. Punikkolkavu is rich in plant diversity
when compared to Chirakkakavu. A total of 70 plant species belonging to 36
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