African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Ex situ conservation of Hedychium spicatum Buch.-Ham. using different types of nursery beds

Nidhi Lohani1, Lalit M. Tewari2*, G. C. Joshi1, Ravi Kumar1 and Kamal Kishor2
1Regional Research Institute of Himalayan Flora, CCRAS, Tarikhet, Ranikhet-263 663, Uttarahand, India. 2Department of Botany, D. S. B. Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital-263 201, Uttarakhand, India.  
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  •  Accepted: 16 October 2012
  •  Published: 18 July 2013

Abstract

Hedychium spicatum Buch.-Ham. belongs to family Zingiberaceae. It is known for its many medicinal uses. Due to great market potential of the plant, it is harvested in uncontrolled way causing the decline of the herb from its natural habitat. Presently, its status in nature is not good. Thus, there is need of its in situ as well as ex situ conservation and propagation. The present study was conducted on different trials with different organic fertilizers and types of nursery beds to develop a need based agro-technique for mass scale cultivation of the plant in the climatic condition of Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.

 

Key words: Hedychium spicatum Buch.-Ham., organic cultivation, conservation, sustainable harvesting.