Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2017)
Edible wild plant resources of Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una districts of Himachal Pradesh, India
Author(s): Jyoti Bhardwaj, MK Seth
Abstract: An ethno-botanical survey of lower parts of Himachal Pradesh (Bilaspur, Hamirpur and Una districts) was carried out. Some of the important plant species used as supplementary food among the native communities of these areas. Utilization of different plant parts was also observed. Presence of 107 species belonging to 92 genera and 52 families was documented. Amongst 107 documented species fruits (42), leaves (43), rhizome (2), roots (5), flowers (17), twigs (3), shoots (11), seeds (28), tubers (2), inflorescence (1), bark (5) and kernel (3) were found to be used as supplementary food by local inhabitants of studied areas.