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Wild Edible plants Used by Tribals of North-east Chhattisgarh (Part-I), India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Govt. Naveen College, Balrampur - 497119 Chhattisgarh, India
  • 2School of Life Sciences, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (ISC-2015), Pages 127-131, -----Select----,2 (2016)

Abstract

The present study was carried out in North East Chhattisgarh to document the diversity, indigenous uses and availability status of wild edible plants. The tribes of this region are dependent up to a large extent on wild resources for their food and other daily needs. The region is rich in wild edible plant resources. A total of 80 species belonging to 65 genera and 40 families were documented from the study area. Out of the recorded species 29were herbs, 11 shrubs, 25 trees and the rest 15 were climbers. Among the documented plants, 15 were abundant, 44 common and 21 uncommon to this area. Plant parts such as leaves, shoots, young twigs, roots, rhizomes, tubers, flowers, fruits, seeds, etc. are used for food by the tribal people. The study will be helpful in developing a comprehensive data base on wild plant resources, strengthening the food security in area and in conserving the traditional knowledge for the prosperity of the remote areas.

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