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Table 5 Enumeration of household building materials and utensils used by the Karbi tribe in East Karbi Anglong Wildlife Sanctuary

From: Non-timber forest products and their contribution to healthcare and livelihood security among the Karbi tribe in Northeast India

Scientific name Local name Habit Parts used Uses
Abrus precatorius L. (Fabaceae) Chuselok S S Seeds are used to make eyes of birds in the traditional wood craft Jambili Athon.
Areca catechu L. (Arecaceae) Kove T St Wood is used for making harpi, a weaving implement.
Artocarpus chama Buch.-Ham. (Moraceae) Phong T St Wood is used for making long, a traditional wooden mortar.
Bambusa afjinis Munro (Poaceae) Inghin B St Roof of house
Bambusa pallida Munro (Poaceae) Chek duk B St Used for roofing and also used as knife handle
Bambusa tulda Roxb. (Poaceae) Artungso B St Used for roofing and as fishing rod
Bauhinia variegata L. (Fabaceae) Ingku T St Used as post for making house
Calamus erectus Roxb. (Arecaceae) Theng S St Stem with bamboo are used to make various basket.
Callicarpa arborea Roxb. (Lamiaceae) Arhi T St Used as post for making house
Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae) Loring T St Used as post for making house
Cassia fistula L. (Fabaceae) Honaru T St Used as post for making house
Castanopsis indica (Roxb. ex Lindl.) A.DC. (Fagaceae) Phongrong T St Used as post for making house
Dalbergia sisso Roxb. (Fabaceae) Subin rikang T St Stem is used for anghoi (base) of baskets.
Dendracalamus hamiltonii Nees et Arn. ex Munro (Poaceae) Kaipho B St Stem split called jintak is used for making various crafts.
Dipteris wallichii (R. Br.) T. Moore (Dipteridaceae) Lodiphlir S L Used for thatching hut in rearing domestic animals
Garuga pinnata Roxb. (Burseraceae) Timur T St Used as post for making house
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae) Hanserong S B Used as fibre in building house
Livistona jenkinsiana Griff. (Arecaceae) Jasera T L Used for thatching houses
Mangifera indica L. (Anacardiaceae) Therve T St Wood is used for making long, a wooden mortar.
Mesua ferrea L. (Calophyllaceae) Mir charne T St Wood is used for making knife handle.
Phrynium pubinerve Blume (Marantaceae) Loru H L Used for packing kitchen items
Sterculia villosa Roxb. (Malvaceae) Jintekong T B Used as fibre
Terminalia myriocarpa Van Heurck & Müll. Arg. (Combretaceae) Turtung T St Used as post for making house
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume (Cannabaceae) Rampak T B Used as fibre
Wrightia coccinea (Roxb. ex Hornem.) Sims (Apocynaceae) Bengwoi Ke-er T St Stem is used for making a woodcraft Jambili Athon.