IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 5, May 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
H. Esther Gangte, N.S. Thoudam, Ginzamang T. Zomi
A survey of wild edible plants used by the Zou tribe was undertaken during 2011-2012 in Manipur. The Zou are one of the recognised tribes in Manipur settling along the Burma border. Zou being translated as Lofty hill ranges are the hill people, with a population of 20,567 (Census 2001). Oral traditions and culture reveals that most of their economies have been engaged in subsistence agriculture, hunting and gathering. This paper documents 84 species belonging to 36 families. All plants are arranged alphabetically in a tabular form, followed by families, vernacular name(s), plant part(s) and used methods.