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Title: Wild edible plants of Koch Bihar district, West Bengal
Authors: Bandyopadhyay, S
Mukherjee, Sobhan Kr
Keywords: Koch Bihar district
West Bengal
Wild edible plants
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8— A23L 1/00, A23L 1/052
Abstract: Koch Bihar, a district of North-eastern part of the state of West Bengal, is inhabited by Rajbanshi or Koch tribe which constitutes about 40% of total population of the district. The other tribal communities are Kheria, Oraon, Rabha and Santhal. Most of them are village dwellers and depend on plant or plant products to maintain their livelihood. Ethnobotanical field studies reveals that the ethnic people as well as the other inhabitants of the district have considerable traditional knowledge of wild edible plants and their utilization. During the field study 125 plant species belonging to 102 genera under 54 families have been recorded which are commonly used by the ethnic communities and other inhabitants as wild edible.
Page(s): 64-72
ISSN: 0972-592X
Source:NPR Vol.8(1) [January-February 2009]

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