N. Lyngdoh Ng Piloo Tape Gab Mukul Kumar A.K. Pandey


The paper reports on the survey of wild edible fruit trees covering 49 sites from 17 districts of Arunachal Pradesh, India. A total of 52 wild edible fruits species representing 33 families was reported, out of which 10 had medicinal uses. The highest number of wild edible fruits belonged to family Moraceae (9 spp.) followed by Anacardiaceae (4 spp.) and Actinidiaceae (3 spp.). More than half the fruits (66.67%) are available during the monsoon season, i.e. between June and October. Dilenia indica, Castanopsis indica, Canarium strictum, Terminalia citrina, Phoebe cooperiana, Phyllanthus emblica and Artocarpus intergifolia are the commonly traded fruits. This is perhaps the only extensive survey which has so far been carried out on wild edible fruit tree resources covering all the districts of Arunachal Pradesh. In the present era where there is global interest on bioresource documentation, this study is significant for securing intellectual property right and preventing biopiracy.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...




Diversity, Medicinal, Traded, Underutilized, Wild fruit tree resources

Amrithpal, S.S. (2011). Herbalism phytochemistry and Ethanopharmacology, Science Publishers.
Angami, A., Gajurel, P.R., Rethy, P., Singh, B. and Kalita, S.K. (2006). Status and potential of wild edible plants of Arunachal Pradesh. Indian Journal of Traditional Bot-any, 5(4): 541-550.
Anonymous (2013). State of Forest Report. Forest Survey of India, Dehra Dun.
Arora, R.K. and Pandey, A. (1996). Wild Edible Plants of India: Diversity, Conservation and Use, NBPGR, New Delhi.
Bajracharya, M.B. (1979). Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants. Kathmandu; Piyusavarsi Ausadhalaya.
Brahma, S., Narzary, H. and Basumatary, S. (2013). Wild edible fruits of Kokrajhar district of Assam, North-East India. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 3 (6): 95-100.
Chakraborty, S. and Chaturvedi, H.P. (2014). Some Wild Edible Fruits of Tripura- A Survey. Indian Journal of Applied Research, 4(9): 42-47
Dangwal, L.R., Singh, T. and Singh, A. (2014). Exploration of wild edible plants used by Gujjar and Bakerwal tribes of District Rajouri (J&K), India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 6 (1): 164-169
Deb, D., Sarkar, A., Deb Barma, B., Datta, B.K. and Ma-jumdar, K. (2013). Wild edible plants and their utiliza-tion in traditional recipes of Tripura, Northeast India. Advances in Biological Research, 7(5): 203-211.
Gangte, H.E., Thoudam, N.S. and Ginzamang, T.Z. (2013). Wild edible plants used by the Zou tribe in Manipur, India. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 3 (5): 1-8.
Jeeva, S. (2009). Horticultural potential of wild edible fruits used by the Khasi tribes of Meghalaya. Journal of Hor-ticulture and Forestry, 1 (9):182-192.
Kayang, H. (2007). Tribal knowledge on wild edible plants of Meghalaya, Northeast India. Indian Journal of Tradi-tional Knowledge, 8: 177-181.
Meena, D., Nagarajan B. and Jesubalan, D. (2012). Future prospects for the critically endangered medicinally im-portant species, Canarium strictum Roxb. A Review, Int. J. Conser. Sci., 3: 231-237.
Myers, N., Mittermeier, R.A., Mittermeier, C.G., Fonseca, G.A.B. and Kent, J. (2000). Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities. Nature, 403: 853–858.
Nahar, N., Rahaman, S. and Mosiihuzzaman, M. (1990). Analysis of carbohydrates in seven edible fruits of Bangladesh. J. Sci. Food Agric., 5: 185-192
Namsa, N.D., Tag, H., Mandal, M., Kalita, P. and Das, A.K. (2009). An ethnobotanical study of traditional anti-inflammatory plants used by the Lohit community of Arunachal Pradesh, India, Journal of Ethnopharmaco., 125 (2): 235-245.
Rawat, M.S., Rama Shamkar and Singh, V.K. (1998). Wild edible plants of Arunachal Pradesh. B.M.E.B.R. Vol XIX: 23-33.
Sheth, K.A. (2005). The Herbs of Ayurveda. Sheth pub-lisher,p.140.
Singh, B., Sinha, B.K., Phukan, S.J., Borthakur, S.K. and Singh, V.N. (2012).Wild edible plants used by Garo tribes of Nokrek Biosphere Reserve in Meghalaya, In-dia. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, 11 (1): 166-171.
Williamson, E.M. (2002). Major Herbs of Ayurveda, Chur-chill- Livingstone, London.
Yumnam, J.Y., Bhuyan, S.I., Khan, M.L. and Tripathi, O.P. (2011). Agro-diversity of East Siang-Arunachal Pradesh, Eastern Himalaya. Asian Journal of Agricul-tural Sciences, 3 (4): 317-326.
Citation Format
How to Cite
Lyngdoh, N., Piloo, N., Gab, T., Kumar, M., & Pandey, A. (2016). Wild edible fruit tree resources of Arunachal Pradesh, North East India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(2), 883–889. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v8i2.891
More Citation Formats:
Research Articles