International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


Documentation of Wild Plant Tubers as Food Resources in Thane District, Maharashtra

Bhargavi Y Patil | Shivprasad D Mahadkar


Abstract: Thane district is noted for its natural source of various plants of tubers and root importance, which provides carbohydrates and some minerals. Wild tubers are often important ingredients in traditional Medicines. Looking to the importance of wild tuberous crop in the tribal dominating region of the state. An ethnobotanical study was conducted to document and compile the wild edible tubers that had been observed and investigated in thane district, So that their importance, traditional uses could be realized among the Tribal people. The present survey encompasses documentation of 23 wild tuberous species belonging to 12 family with their botanical name, local name, family, mode of consumption and medicinal Uses.


Keywords: Wild edible Plants, Food, Thane, Wild Tubers, Tribal


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 820 - 821


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