International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Botany | India | Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015

Growth and Development of Valuable Threatened climber species Calamus tenuis Roxb. in District Meerut, (U.P.) India

Dr. Yashwant Rai | Dr. A. K. Shukla

Abstract: Calamus tenuis is a highly valued species for the mankind and animals. These plant species threatened due to habitat destruction, urbanization, forest fire, environment changing and biotic factors. So now it is listed amongst threatened species in many forest areas in the country. Hence, there is an urgent need for conservation of this species. The present study was carried out in Jwala nagar district Meerut for the period May 2013 to April 2015. The matured, fruits were collected by Dr. Yashwant Rai from Katarnighat wildlife sanctuary district Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, during the last week of April 2013. A total 100 seeds were sown in 5 cemented pots containing soil, manure 3 1 ratio. The germination starts ten days after sowing in the month of May. The total germination percentages were observed 85 % within 28 days during the end of May 2013 from date of sowing. Seedling growth parameters were recorded at June-July, August-September, October-November (2013) and study on field area August-September (2014), March-April (2015). Six months, (June to November 2013) old saplings were transplanted into the field areas of Meerut district. Final reading on plant height and girth size was recorded at March to April 2015 in field areas of Meerut district. The results indicate that the status of germination, seedlings growth and development of all stages fairly rapid. I had recorded June 2013 to April 2015 growth status of Calamus tenuis Mean 195.52 cm. in Meerut areas. It is concluded that the aim of the present study is to spread awareness towards the conservation and established of the threatened unique evergreen climber species Calamus tenuis in Meerut district. The study will be benefited to environment, forest management, pharmacology and mankind in those areas, where the plant is now not found. The present study focuses on the threatened species Calamus tenuis established in Meerut district.

Keywords: Calamus tenuis, Threatened, Germination, Conservation, Meerut

Edition: Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015,

Pages: 1916 - 1920

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