Indigenous Wild Edible Plants of Bataw Village, East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya

  • Gifty Merry Phawa Post Graduate in Environmental Studies, Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystem, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • Eric Kevin Dkhar Assistant Professors, Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystem, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
  • Donboklang Marbaniang Assistant Professors, Department of Environment and Traditional Ecosystem, Martin Luther Christian University, Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Keywords: Documentation, families, utilisation, vegetables, exploitation, nutritional

Abstract

The study was carried out as a kind of documentation of the used of wild edibles plants by the people in Bataw village, East Jaintia Hills. The results show that there are 35edible plants and belonging to 26 families being taken by the people of Bataw village as food. The mode of utilisation of wild edible plant includes 12 plant species used as vegetables, 11 species eaten as raw and 12 species consume as raw and as well as vegetable. The vast overexploitation of these indigenous wild edible plants has led to the over decline of these species. Therefore steps should be taken to protect such resources and further inventories need to undertake to understand their nutritional benefits and their long term sustenance.

Published
2019-10-01
How to Cite
Merry Phawa, G., Kevin Dkhar, E., & Marbaniang, D. (2019). Indigenous Wild Edible Plants of Bataw Village, East Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. Shanlax International Journal of Arts, Science and Humanities, 7(2), 17-23. https://doi.org/10.34293/sijash.v7i2.578
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