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Article Number - 7A494D62306


Vol.1(1), pp. 001-006 , September 2007

ISSN: 1996-0824



Full Length Research Paper

Assessment of status and biomass of Swertia angustifolia : a high value Himalayan medicinal plant


Arvind Bhatt1*, Anil K Bisht2, R. S. Rawal2 and Uppeandra Dhar2




1School of Biological and Conservation Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X54001, Durban 4000, South Africa.

2Conservation of Biological Diversity Core, G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora 263 643 (UA), India.


Email: arvin_bhatt@rediffmail.com






 Accepted: 17 September 2007  Published: 30 September 2007

Copyright © 2007 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
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Studies on population assessment and biomass variation in selected populations of Swertia angustifolia were undertaken in west Himalaya. Low population density across the surveyed populations indicates poor availability of the species in study area. Species showed random distribution and higher frequency of occurrence in most of the population, which is the indicator of better potential of the species in these sites. Density was positively correlated with biomass. The biomass showed peak value in senescence phase and thus has positive consequences of harvesting for the survival of the species. 

 

Key words: Endangered, conservation, Himalaya, Swertia angustifolia, medicinal plant.


APA (2007). Assessment of status and biomass of Swertia angustifolia : a high value Himalayan medicinal plant. African Journal of Plant Science, 1(1), 001-006.
Chicago Arvind Bhatt, Anil K Bisht, R. S. Rawal and Uppeandra Dhar. "Assessment of status and biomass of Swertia angustifolia : a high value Himalayan medicinal plant." African Journal of Plant Science 1, no. 1 (2007): 001-006.
MLA Arvind Bhatt, et al. "Assessment of status and biomass of Swertia angustifolia : a high value Himalayan medicinal plant." African Journal of Plant Science 1.1 (2007): 001-006.
   
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