Assessment of geographic distribution and taxonomic anomalies of Berberis species found and reported from Karakoram, Hindukush and Western Himalayan Mountain Ranges in Pakistan

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Assessment of geographic distribution and taxonomic anomalies of Berberis species found and reported from Karakoram, Hindukush and Western Himalayan Mountain Ranges in Pakistan

Tika Khan, Imtiaz Ahmed Khan, Abdul Rehman
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 6), 267-273, December 2014.
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Abstract

Berberis is used for treating more than 100 diseases worldwide. Fourteen (14) different Berberis species and subspecies have been reported for more than 31 times by at least 25 researchers from Karakoram, Hindukush and Western Himalayan Mountain Ranges in Pakistan. A serious confusion continues to exist among researchers regarding their taxonomic correct identification and distribution. Present study was aimed at assessment of geographical distribution and contribution towards removing ongoing misunderstanding regarding taxonomic documentation.

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