Ethnobotany of Dioscorea L. with emphasis on food value in Chepang communities in Dhading district, central Nepal

Lila Nath Sharma, Rishi Bastakoti
  • Botanica Orientalis Journal of Plant Science, March 2010, Nepal Journals Online (NepJOL)
  • DOI: 10.3126/botor.v6i0.2905

Wild yams (Dioscorea) as important food in indigenous community

What is it about?

This paper discusses use of wild yams (Dioscorea species) as food plants. It highlights the traditional dependency of indigenous chepang people of wild tuber foods.

Why is it important?

This study explores the wild tuber food species of Chepang community. It helps to understand why chepang people collect and use such a large number of wild foods and highlights their appreciable knowledge on these wild foods.

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