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Table 2 Most common wetlands edible plants traded in three markets of Manipur state.

From: Dietary use and conservation concern of edible wetland plants at indo-burma hotspot: a case study from northeast India

Plant species Plant parts used Imphal market Bishenpur market Thoubal market
   Quantity sold (ton/annum) Total revenue (Rs.) Quantity sold (ton/annum) Total revenue (Rs.) Quantity sold (ton/annum) Total revenue (Rs.)
Alocasia cuculata Corm 2.88 51842 0.60 4800 0.06 1225
Alpinia galanga Rhizome 0.13 4460 - - - -
Alpinia nigra Rhizome 2.16 32390 - - - -
Amomum aromaticum Rhizome 1.44 46060 0.32 4460 0.19 7690
Amomum sp. Rhizome 1.44 28812 0.06 345 0.09 1960
Cardamine hirsuta Shoot - - 0.10 685 - -
Centella asiatica Wh. plant 1.73 15530 0.80 12790 0.16 1910
Colocasia esculenta Corms 7.56 113385 4.03 40330 6.91 69140
Eleocharis dulcis Root 0.86 19012 0.04 345 0.48 12005
Euryale ferox Fruits 31.10 248820 4.61 55270 7.68 76780
Fagopyrum esculentum Shoot 0.10 590 - - - -
Hedychium coronarium Rhizome 2.02 56445 0.48 3575 0.96 2400
Ipomoea aquatica Shoot 1.51 11320 0.67 3380 0.67 6715
Lemanea australis Plant 0.007 9700 - - 0.002 3235
Nephalium indicum Shoot 0.03 295 - - - -
Nelumbo nucifera Fruits, Roots 4.32 77765 0.79 8330 0.36 11515
Neptunia oleracea Shoot 0.77 23030 0.58 14405 0.10 2597
Nymphaea alba Petiole,
flower
0.96 17300 1.80 9015 0.20 784
Oenanthe javanica Shoot 3.84 46060 2.69 26900 1.92 51840
Persicaria posumba Wh. plant 0.96 19210 - - - -
Polygonum barbatum Shoot 1.44 21610 0.32 7985 2.16 47530
Polygonum molle Shoot 0.08 490 - - - -
Sagittaria sagittifolia Roots 1.28 28175 1.34 30920 0.96 1910
Stellaria media Shoot 0.03 540 - - 0.30 4510
Trapa natans Fruits,
Leaf
0.90 9015 0.45 4460 0.28 3380
Viola pilosa Wh. plant 0.36 4312 0.02 590 - -
Zizania latifolia Infected culms 0.72 21610 0.48 12495 0.14 4310
   68.627 907, 778 20.18 241, 080 23.622 311, 436
  1. 1US$ = Rs. 45.00 (at the time of survey), Wh. plant = Whole plant