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Table 3 Wild edible plants associated to different usage categories

From: Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild edible plant resources in Nepal

Usage Species
Cooked as a vegetable Acacia rugata, Arisaema tortuosum, Artocarpus lakoocha, Asparagus racemosus, Bambusa arundinacea, Bambusa nepalensis, Bauhinia purpurea, Bauhinia vahlii, Bauhinia variegata, Benincasa hispida, Bombax ceiba, Capparis spinosa, Castanopsis indica, Colocasia esculenta, Crateva unilocularis, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii, Dillenia pentagyna, Dioscorea bulbifera, Dioscorea deltoidea, Diplazium esculentum, Ficus lacor, Ficus hispida, Hydnum repandum, Manihot esculenta, Momordica dioica, Moringa oleifera, Ophioglossum reticulatum, Phoenix humilis, Remusatia vivipara, Smilax aspera, Smilax ovalifolia, Tamilnadia uliginosa, Tectaria coadunate, Tectaria zeylanica, Termitomyces eurhizus, Urtica dioica
Eaten raw as fruit Aegle marmelos, Antidesma acidum, Ardisia macrocarpa, Artocarpus lakoocha, Buchanania latifolia, Caesalpinia decapetala, Carissa carandas, Castanopsis indica, Cissus adnata, Coccinia grandis, Diospyros malabarica, Diploknema butyracea, Ensete glaucum, Ficus auriculata, Ficus benghalensis, Ficus hispida, Ficus racemosa, Ficus sarmentosa, Ficus semicordata, Grewia optiva, Lannea coromandelica, Madhuca longifolia, Mangifera indica, Melastoma malabathricum, Morus nigra, Murraya koenigii, Myrica esculenta, Nephrolepis cordifolia, Ocimum gratissimum, Phoenix humilis, Phyllanthus emblica, Piper longum, Rhus javanica, Rhus wallichii, Rubus ellipticus, Schleichera oleosa, Semecarpus anacardium, Spondias pinnata, Sterculia villosa, Symplocos pyrifolia, Syzygium cumini, Terminalia bellirica, Zizyphus mauritiana, Zizyphus rugosa
Used as spice Cinnamomum tamala, Cleome viscose, Murraya koenigii
Used as pickle Acacia rugata, Antidesma acidum, Asparagus racemosus, Bauhinia variegata, Benincasa hispida, Capparis spinosa, Cissus javana, Hydnum repandum, Mangifera indica, Perilla frutescens, Phyllanthus emblica, Ricinus communis, Smilax aspera, Spondias pinnata, Zizyphus mauritiana