An Ethnobotanical Survey on Wild Edible Plants of Tumakuru District, Karnataka, India

Nagashree. G, Kotresha. K


Wild edible plants play an important role in the nutrition. The study conducted a survey to document the traditionally used wild edible plants from Tumakuru district. It was conducted during the year 2021-2023, through field visit; interview and group discussion with 120 people belonging to Bedar, Siddaru, Golla and Kuruba tribes. A total of 78 wild edible plants species information belonging to 43 families and 71 genera was reported, the herbs were prominent (38) followed by shrubs (14), climbers (13), and trees (13).  It has recorded 78 cuisines prepared from wild edible plants species used frequently in their routine diet. All plants are tabulated alphabetically with scientific name, families, local names, parts used, habit, habitat, preparation method and use index is provided.


Nutrition, Traditional knowledge, Tribes, Wild Edible Plants

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