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Table 10 Documented list of traded species in the markets locally available with prevailing price

From: Non-timber forest products and their contribution to healthcare and livelihood security among the Karbi tribe in Northeast India

Botanical name Part(s) traded Trade category Market price in per unit (Indian rupees)
Food Medicine Village market
Aegle marmelos (L.) Correa (Rutaceae) Fruit Available Available 2–5 per fruit
Alocasia macrorrhiza Schott (Araceae) Corm, stem Available Available Corm 10–20 per kg
Stem 10–15 per kg
Alpinia nigra (Gaertn.) Butt (Zingiberaceae) Stem Available NA 10–15 per kg
Amaranthus spinosus L. (Amaranthaceae) Tender shoot Available Available 5–10 per bundle (200–300 g)
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae) Fruits Available NA 10 per kg
Averrhoa carambola L. (Oxalidaceae) Fruit Available NA 10–15 per kg
Baccaurea ramiflora Lour. (Phyllanthaceae) Fruit Available Available 20–30 per kg
Boesenbergia rotunda (L.) Mansf. (Zingiberaceae) Rhizome Available NA 15–20 per kg
Choerospondias axillaris (Roxb.) B.L.Burtt & A.W.Hill (Anacardiaceae) Fruit Available NA 15 per kg
Citrus assamensis R.M.Dutta & Bhattacharya (Rutaceae) Fruit Available Available 2–4 per fruit
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott (Araceae) Tuber Available NA 10 per kg
Dendracalamus hamiltonii Nees et Arn. ex Munro (Poaceae) Shoots Available NA 15 per kg
Dillenia indica L. (Dilleniaceae) Fruit Available NA 20 per kg
Dioscorea alata L. (Dioscoreaceae) Tuber Available NA 10 per kg
Gnetum gnemon L. (Gnetaceae) Leaves Available NA 10 per bundle (150–200 g)
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. (Malvaceae) Fruit Available NA 10 per bundle (450–500 g)
Musa paradisiaca L. (Musaceae) Fruit, inflorescence Available NA 5 per bundle
10 per inflorescence
Musa balbisiana Colla (Musaceae) Fruit, inflorescence Available NA 5 per bundle
10 per inflorescence
Parkia timoriana (DC.) Merr. (Fabaceae) Fruit Available NA 30 per kg
Phlogacanthus thyrsiflorus Nees (Acanthaceae) Inflorescence Available Available 10 per bundle (150–200 g)
Phyllanthus acidus (L.) Skeels (Phyllanthaceae) Fruit Available NA 10–20per kg
Phyllanthus emblica L. (Phyllanthaceae) Fruit Available Available 10–20 per kg
Piper nigrum L. (Piperaceae) Fresh seed Available NA 150–200 per kg
Piper thomsonii (C. DC.) Hook. f. (Piperaceae) Fresh seed Available NA 40–50 per kg
Rhynchotechum ellipticum (Wall, ex Dietr.) A. DC. (Gesneriaceae) Tender leaf Available NA 10 per bundle (150–200 g)
Sesamum abbreviatum Merxm. (Pedaliaceae) Dry seed Available NA 80 per kg
Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels, (Myrtaceae) Fruit Available Available 20–25 per kg
Terminalia arjuna Wight and Arn. (Combretaceae) Bark NA Available 15–20 per bundle (500–600 g)
Zanthoxylum rhetsa (Roxb.) DC (Rutaceae) Tender shoot Available NA 10–15 per bundle (250–300 g)
Zingiber chrysanthum Rosc. (Zingiberaceae) Fruit Available Available 25–30 per kg
Zingiber officinale Rosc. (Zingiberaceae) Rhizome Available Available 20–25 per kg
Zingiber rubens Roxb. (Zingiberaceae) Shoot Available NA 15–20 per kg
Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Rose, ex Seem. (Zingiberaceae) Inflorescence Available NA 10–15 per bundle (350–400 g)
Zizyphus xylopyrus (Retz) Willd. (Rhamnaceae) Fruit Available NA 15–20 per kg
  1. NA the item is not available in the local market as food or as medicine