Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp 555–565 | Cite as

A study of a promising root tuber-producing crop, “Soh-phlong” (Flemingia procumbens Roxb., Fabaceae) from Meghalaya, India

  • Anjula PandeyEmail author
  • S. Nivedhitha
  • R. Bhardwaj
  • R. S. Rathi
  • Ram Singh
  • Sukheimon Passah
Notes on Neglected and Underutilized Crops


An indigenous promising root tuber crop ‘Soh-phlong’ (Flemingia procumbens Roxb.) was studied for morphology and selected proximate components and micro-nutrients in root tubers based on field surveys undertaken in the areas of cultivation. The analysis was presented from the perspective of crop diversification, extended use and value addition for the benefit of farmers. Knowledge on ethnobotanical and domestication trends was revisited for identification of hidden potential value of this crop for search of plant based health supplements and eco-friendly bio-pesticides.


Health vegetable Meghalaya Organoleptic evaluation Peanut taste Soh-phlong 



Authors express their sincere thanks to the Director, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi for guidance as well as for providing all available help rendered during the course of study. Acknowledgements are also due to Dr SP Ahlawat, Head of the Division of Plant Exploration and Germplasm Collection, ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi and In-Charge ICAR-NBPGR, Regional Station, Shillong for sharing material for study, and to Drs KC Bhatt and K Pradheep for fruitful discussion. Facilities rendered by the BSI (Shillong and Dehradun) and FRI (Dehradun) to study the herbarium specimens are duly acknowledged.


This study was conducted by using the institutional funding resources from ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest on the content of manuscript and study undertaken.

Research involving human participants and informed consent

A clear expression of consent was obtained from the farmers/informants who participated in discussion, provided feedback on elaborating the purpose of research study; they provided information on undertaking data on knowledge resource.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anjula Pandey
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. Nivedhitha
    • 1
  • R. Bhardwaj
    • 1
  • R. S. Rathi
    • 1
  • Ram Singh
    • 2
  • Sukheimon Passah
    • 2
  1. 1.ICAR-National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBPGR)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.School of Social ScienceCollege of Post Graduate Studies (Central Agricultural University)BarapaniIndia

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