Author: Avik Ray Rajasri Ray and Sreevidya EA

Wild uncultivated edible plants of India

Published on May 9, 2021 under volume4-issue1-wildplants
Wild uncultivated edible plants of India
Part 9 (......after part 8) Portulaca oleracea L. Family: Portulacaceae The plant, globally known as purslane, is an herb belonging to Portulacaceae. It is widely used across the world for its culinary and ornamental purposes. Locally known as kulfa or nunia or lunia, the herb is quite popular in urban…
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Wild uncultivated edible plants of India

Published on January 26, 2021 under volume3-issue4-wildplants
Wild uncultivated edible plants of India
Physalis minima L. Family: Solanaceae Physalis minima or little gooseberry is one of the common plants in agricultural fields and rural roadsides. Considered as a weed, this herbaceous member has wider culinary acceptance among the tribes of Southern India. Communities like, Toda, Kota, Kurumba, Paniya, Irula, Badaga and Lambanis use…
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Wild uncultivated edible plants of India

Published on September 14, 2020 under volume3-issue3-wildplants
Wild uncultivated edible plants of India
Part  7 (......after part 6) Oxalis corniculata L. Family: Oxalidaceae Commonly called as creeping wood sorrel, the plant with the clover-shaped leaves stays closer to the ground and is a popular green in the kitchens of India. The leaves are charged with in vitamin C, oxalic acid, protein and lipid,…
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Wild uncultivated edible plants of India

Published on July 6, 2020 under volume3-issue2-wildplants
Wild uncultivated edible plants of India
Part  6 (......after part 5) Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms Family: Pontederiaceae This aquatic plant is a common weed of the rice fields of India. It is usually seen in shallow waters, erect, and occasionally creeping, with floating leaves and rhizomatous stem. It is only recently that the edibile and the…
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WILD UNCULTIVATED EDIBLE PLANTS OF INDIA

Published on December 22, 2019 under volume2-issue4-wildplants
WILD UNCULTIVATED EDIBLE PLANTS OF INDIA
Part 4 (......after part 3) Bauhinia vahlii Wight & Arn.  Family: Leguminaceae This plant is a crawling member of the upright and prodigious Gulmohar family and ranks as one of the largest creepers in India - is also known as ‘maloo creeper’. This creeper is found across the country and…
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WILD UNCULTIVATED EDIBLE PLANTS OF INDIA

Published on September 15, 2019 under volume2-issue3-wildplants
WILD UNCULTIVATED EDIBLE PLANTS OF INDIA
Part 3 (......after part 2)  Debregeasia longifolia (Burm.f.) Wedd. Family: Urticaceae A shrubby plant commonly known as ‘wild rhea’ and is one of the widely distributed members of the nettle family Urticaceae famous for stinging hairs on their leaves. However, this apparently thorny member has wide acceptance among tribal people…
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WILD UNCULTIVATED EDIBLE PLANTS OF INDIA

Published on June 16, 2019 under volume2-issue2-wildplants
WILD UNCULTIVATED EDIBLE PLANTS OF INDIA
Part 2 (......after part 1) Nelumbo nucifera Family: Nelumbonaceae A perennial aquatic herb boasting soft pink flowers does not only soothe our eyes but also fills up our stomach with all edible parts. Like it’s ubiquitous distribution in the stagnant water bodies across the country, it’s culinary tradition is diverse…
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