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Table 6 Community matrix ranking for wetland edible plant species for use, taste, availability and conservation status in Manipur state, northeast India.

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

Botanical names Local name *Use status Taste preference* Availability status* Conservation status* Total score
Alocasia cuculata Singju-paan 4 4 2 4 14
Alpinia galanga Kanghoo 2 3 2 2 9
Alpinia nigra Pullei 2 3 2 3 10
Alternanthera philoxeroides Kabo-napi 1 1 4 1 7
Amommum sp. Sarei 3 3 2 3 11
Amomum aromaticum Namra 3 3 2 3 11
Cardamine hirsuta Chantruk-maan 1 1 3 1 6
Centella asiatica Peruk 3 4 3 2 12
Colocasia esculenta Paan 2 2 3 2 9
Commelina bengalensis Wangden-khoibi 1 1 3 1 6
Dryopteris marginata Lai-changkhrang 2 2 3 1 8
Eclipta alba Uchi-sumban 1 1 2 1 5
Eleocharis dulcis Kokthum 3 4 2 2 11
Enhydra fluctuans Komprek-tujombi 3 3 2 3 11
Euryale ferox Thangjing 4 4 2 4 14
Fagopyrum esculentum Wakha-yendem 3 2 3 2 10
Gynura cusimbua Tera-paibi 3 1 3 1 8
Hedychium coronarium Lok-lei 3 4 2 2 11
Hedyotis auricularia Langban-koukha 1 1 3 1 6
Ipomoea aquatica Kolamni 3 3 3 2 11
Jusiaea repens Ishing-kundo 1 1 3 1 6
Jusiaea suffruticosa Tebo 1 1 3 1 6
Lemanea australis Nung-sam 4 4 1 4 13
Marsilea minuta Ishing-yensang 1 1 3 1 6
Narenga porphyrocroma Singhut-kambong 1 1 2 2 6
Nasturtium indicum Uchi-hangam 1 1 3 1 6
Nelumbo nucifera Thambal 3 4 3 4 14
Nephalium indicum Phunil 2 2 2 1 7
Neptunia oleracea Ikaithabi 4 4 2 4 14
Nymphaea alba Tharo-angouba 2 2 2 2 8
Nymphaea nouchali Tharo-angangba 2 2 2 2 8
Nymphaea pubescens Tharo-ashangba 2 2 2 2 8
Nymphaea stellata Thariktha 2 2 2 2 8
Nymphoides indica Thariktha-macha 2 2 2 2 8
Oenanthe javanica Komprek 4 4 2 3 13
Oxalis corniculata Yensil 1 2 4 1 8
Persicaria posumba Kengoi 2 3 2 2 9
Pistia stratiotes Kang-jao 1 1 4 1 7
Plantago erosa Yempat 1 1 3 1 6
Polygonum barbatum Yelang 3 3 2 3 11
Polygonum chinense Angom-yensil 2 2 3 1 8
Polygonum molle Leibung-tharam 1 2 3 1 7
Polygonum plebejum Okthum 1 1 3 1 6
Rumex nepalensis Torong-khongchak 1 1 4 1 7
Sagittaria sagittifolia Koukha 3 4 2 3 12
*Schoenoplectus lacustris Kouna 1 1 2 4 8
Spilanthes acmella Chin-lengbi 2 2 3 1 8
Stellaria media Yerum-keirum 2 2 3 1 8
Trapa natans Heikak 3 4 2 3 12
Viola pilosa Huikhong 2 3 2 2 9
Zizania latifolia Ishing-kambong 3 4 3 4 14
  1. * The status of species in each category is rank in a scale of 4 to1 (Use and Taste status: 4-most preferred, 3-commonly preferred, 2-preferred but not so common, and 1-occassionally used; Availability status: 4-extensively available, 3-commonly available, 2-available but not so common, and 1-rare; Conservation status: 4-widely required, 3-normally required, 2-required but not so common, 1-not required at present).