“Tum-thang” (Crotalaria tetragona Roxb. ex Andr.): a little known wild edible species in the north-eastern hill region of India
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- Bhatt, K.C., Pandey, A., Dhariwal, O.P. et al. Genet Resour Crop Evol (2009) 56: 729. doi:10.1007/s10722-009-9428-0
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Crotalaria tetragona Roxb. ex Andr., locally known as “Tum-thang” was collected from Mizoram state of north-eastern hill region of India during 2008. Its flowers were being sold by the tribal communities in local markets. The buds and flowers are cooked as vegetables and used in garnishing of local food preparations especially in non-vegetarian recipes. This species is reported here as little known Edible type in Indian region and may be considered as a multi-purpose species with potential. Edible uses of some of the Crotalaria species in different regions of world have also been included in the present communication.