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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (158) Last page : (163)
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Wild Plant Resources Used as Food by the Dimasas of Karbi - Anglong District, Assam, India

Sanghamitra Das Bose*, Robindra Teron1 and Ajit Kumar Tamuli2

*Associate professor, Department of Zoology, Lumding College, Lumding, Assam, 782447
1&2Associate Professor, Department of Lifescience and Bioinformatics, Assam University, Diphu Campus, Diphu, Karbi-Anglong, Assam
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Received: 8.07.2018 | Revised: 19.08.2018 | Accepted: 24.08.2018  



The Dimasas of the Karbi-Anglong district, Assam are dependent majorly on the wild and some cultivated plant species for their food. A total of twelve (12) villages and associated forest lands of Karbi-Anglong have been visited during the survey. Eighty-six (86) plant species have been documented belonging to forty-one (41) families. Tabulation has been done according to scientific name with family, vernacular (Dimasa) name, plant parts used, purpose of use and method of use. The use of the wild food plants, and those very different from the mainstream food resources, has been elaborately discussed. The exclusive method of classification of species in Dimasa dilect has also been briefly discussed.

Key words: Dimasa, Karbi-Anglong, Vernacular name.

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Cite this article: Bose, S.D., Teron, R. and Tamuli, A.K., Wild Plant Resources Used as Food by the Dimasas of Karbi - Anglong District, Assam, India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci. 6(4): 158-163 (2018). doi: