Journal of Ecology and Environment

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Published online April 17, 2017

Journal of Ecology and Environment (2017) 41:16

Survey of medicinal plants in the Khuvsgul and Khangai Mountain regions of Mongolia

Urgamal Magsar1, Kherlenchimeg Nyamsuren1, Solongo Khadbaatar1, Munkh-Erdene Tovuudorj1, Erdenetuya Baasansuren2, Tuvshintogtokh Indree1, Khureltsetseg Lkhagvadorj2 and Ohseok Kwon3

Department of Botany, Institute of General and Experimental Biology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Department of Biology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea

Correspondence to:Ohseok Kwon

Received: September 22, 2016; Accepted: October 1, 2016

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We report the species of medicinal plants collected in Khuvsgul and Khangai Mountain regions of Mongolia. Of the vascular plants that occur in the study region, a total of 280 medicinal plant species belonging to 164 genera from 51 families are reported. Of these, we collected voucher specimen for 123 species between June and August in the years 2015 and 2016. The families Asteraceae (46 species), Fabaceae (37 species), and Ranunculaceae (37 species) were represented most in the study area, while Astragalus (21 species), Taraxacum (20 species), and Potentilla (17 species) were the most common genera found.

Keywords: Medicinal plants; Khuvsgul and Khangai mountains; Phytogeographical region; Mongolia

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