NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository

NISCAIR ONLINE PERIODICALS REPOSITORY (NOPR)  >
NISCAIR PUBLICATIONS >
Research Journals >
Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources (IJNPR)
[Formerly Natural Product Radiance (NPR)]
 >
NPR Vol.7 [2008] >
NPR Vol.7(1) [January-February 2008] >


Title: Population studies of Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. in Darjeeling district of West Bengal
Authors: Bantawa, Pranay
Mondal, Tapan Kumar
Keywords: Eastern Himalayas
Gaultheria fragrantissima
Indian Wintergreen
Cultivation
Habitat
Wintergreen oil
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. cl.8—A61K 36/00, A61K 36/45, C11B 9/00
Abstract: Floristic diversity of eastern Himalayas is well known which harbours many medicinally important plants also. But, unsustainable use and over exploitation have threatened existence of such valuable plants. Gaultheria fragrantissima Wall. is one of such species which is least studied. The existing status, habitat and morphological variation of the plant was studied and analyzed in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Phyto-sociological studies revealed that the species preformed best in specific habitats (i.e. in mixed forest of Eurya acuminata DC. -Viburnum erubescens Wall. with ground association of Poa annua Linn.). Several morphological and environmental features were identified which have bearing on aerial biomass, the economical parts of the plants. The present study thus identified the area, which may be utilized as basis for chemical screening and also to identify an elite line for commercial cultivation of this plant. The present study also showed that the seed retention percentage at higher altitude bears low value due to high wind velocity.
Page(s): 68-73
ISSN: 0975-1092 (Online); 0972-592X (Print)
Source:NPR Vol.7(1) [January-February 2008]

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
NPR 7(1) 68-73.pdf137.54 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
 Current Page Visits: 733 
Recommend this item

 

National Knowledge Resources Consortium |  NISCAIR Website |  Contact us |  Feedback

Disclaimer: NISCAIR assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contributors. The editorial staff in its work of examining papers received for publication is helped, in an honorary capacity, by many distinguished engineers and scientists.

CC License Except where otherwise noted, the Articles on this site are licensed under Creative Commons License: CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India

Copyright © 2012 The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. All rights reserved.

Powered by DSpace Copyright © 2002-2007 MIT and Hewlett-Packard | Compliant to OAI-PMH V 2.0

Home Page Total Visits: 513526 since 06-Feb-2009  Last updated on 24-Apr-2014Webmaster: nopr@niscair.res.in