The present communication deals with the ethnobotanical exploration,identification,concerns and future potentialities of the wild edible plant species consumed by the tribal communities inhabiting in the hilly areas of akole tahasil of Ahmednagar district fall in Maharashtra state-India. A total of 31 plant species belonging to 23 families were reported from the study area. Amaranthaceae was the dominant family with 4 taxa,while Papilionaceae followed with 3 taxa. Ascplepidaceae and Bignoniaceae represented by 2 taxa each. The four major life forms were climbers, herbs, shrubs and trees. Herb makes up the highest proportion of the edible species followed by trees, shrubs and climbers. The plant species are divided into two class-vegetables and raw. Also the present finding support further investigation into nutritional profits, pharmacological prospects and conservational studies.
Khyade, M. S.; Kolhe, S. R.; and Deshmukh, B. S.
"Wild Edible Plants Used By the Tribes of Akole Tahasil of Ahmednagar District (Ms), India,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2009
, Article 12.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2009/iss10/12