Authors : Samudra S. M.
Page Nos : 83-88
Pune region of Maharashtra is a treasury trove for wild edible plant resources. Detailed information of 156 species of wild plant species is enumerated in the present paper. In recent days, due to less awareness and anthropogenic pressure, many species of wild edibles are on the line of rarity. Therefore, there is urgent need to conserve and domesticate these valuable resources before whipping out. These wild edible germplasms are rich in neutraceuticles and phytochemicals. Extensive explorations were made for the documentation of ethnobotanical knowledge from the tribals, villagers, elder persons, residents etc.