V Balasubramaniam PG and Research Department of Botany, Kongunadu Arts and Science College Coimbatore - 641 029 India
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Velliangiri hills is inhabited by many indigenous people mostly depending on
ethnobotanical resources. Totally 41 species are found to be commercially exploited for medicines by these peoples. The pressure of commercial exploitation is seriously endangering many species.