ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020

Edible Stems - Tubers

 

Edible Stems – Tubers
 
 
S. No.
Botanical name/Common name
Family
Edible part
1
Alocasia macrorhiza
(Mankanda)
Araceae
Stem eaten in curries after cooking
2
Alternanthera sessils (H)
Amaranthaceae
Young shoots used as vegetable
3
Bambusa balcooa (T)
Bambusaceae
Tender shoots used as vegetable, pickled, curry etc.
4
Casearia esculenta (T)
Flacourtiaceae
Tender shoots eaten in curries
5
Dendrocalamus giganteus (B)
Bambusaceae
Young plants used as vegetable and other products
6
Enhydra fluctuans (H)
(Harkuch)
Asterceae
Tender shoots used as vegetable
7
Ficus virens (T)
(Kahimal, Pilkhan)
Moraceae
Young shoots used as vegetable
8
Girardinia diversifolia (H)
Urticaceae
Young shoots used as vegetable
9
Hemidesmus indicus (S)
(Anantamul, Kapuri)
Asclepiadaceae
Peeling of stem taken as tonic by tribals in Maharashtra
10
Ipomoea aquatica (H)
(Karmi, Patuasag)
Convolvulaceae
Young shoots used as vegetable
11
Leea indica (T)
Leeaceae
Tender shoots used as vegetable
12
Malva rotundifolia (H)
Malvaceae
Tender shoots eaten in salad
13
Natsiatum herpeticum (T)
Icacinaceae
Tender shoots cooked as vegetable
14
Oenanthe javanica (H)
Apiaceae
Whole plant used as vegetable
15
Paederia scandens (S)
(Gandhali, Somaraji)
Rubiaceae
Young shoots used as vegetable
16
Ranunculus sceleratus (H)
Ranunculaceae
Herbs used as vegetable
17
Sarcochlamys pulcherrima (S or T)
Urticaceae
Young shoots used as vegetable
18
Solanum nigrum (H)
(Makoi)
Solanaceae
Young shoots cooked and eaten
19
Tetrastigma thomsonianum (C)
Vitaceae
Tender stems cooked and eaten
20
Urtica hyperborea (S)
Urticaceae
Tender shoots eaten as vegetable
 
 
 
B- Bamboo, C- Climber, H- Herb, S- Shrub, T- Tree

Source: Dwivedi, A.P. Forests: The non-wood resources. Dehradun, IBD.