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Wild Edible Plant Diversity and its Ethno-medicinal use by Indigenous Tribes of Koraput, Odisha, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Orissa, Koraput-764 021, Odisha, INDIA
  • 2Department of Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources, Central University of Orissa, Koraput-764 021, Odisha, INDIA

Res. J. Agriculture & Forestry Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 1-10, October,8 (2015)

Abstract

The present study documented the ethnobotanical information about the wild edible plants and their importance towards food security of rural poor tribes of Koraput District, Odisha, India. Data are collected from 20 tribal villages belonging to seven tribal groups like Paroja, Bhumia, Gadaba, Bhatra, Saora, Gonda and Kondha of Koraput. A total of 122 plant species belonging to 94 genera and 56 families have been documented as wild edible plants, of which, the most utilized part is green leaves rank first 44 species, fruits, tubers or underground parts and flowers are 42, 29 and 7 species respectively. The plant part used for the medicinal purposes and the ailments related to the plant have also been recorded during the study.

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