Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3737

Full Length Research Paper

Macro research on growth and development of Cremastra appendiculata (D.Don.) Makino (Orchidaceae)

Ming-Sheng Zhang1, 2*, Si-Wen Peng1 and Wei Wang1
1College of Life Sciences, Guizhou University, Guiyang 550025, China. 2Guizhou Engineering Laboratory of Propagation and cultivation on Traditional Chinese medicinal materials, Guiyang 550025, China.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 02 August 2010
  •  Published: 18 September 2010


The process of growth and development of Cremastra appendiculata (D. Don.) was studied by combined both natural habitat observation and artificial facility cultivation, mainly involved the organogenesis, morphological characteristics, structural composition, dynamic changes in time and space of the vegetative organs and reproductive organs, etc. This study was designed to supplement the basic research data relating the biological characteristics and growth and development of C. appendiculata, in order that to provide the essential reference for the resources conservation and sustainable use of this rare species.


Key words: Cremastra appendiculata (D. Don.) Makino, vegetative organ, reproductive organ, growth and development, macro research.