Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Selection of lines of Valeriana jatamansi Jones, a high value medicinal plant in North Eastern Himalayan region

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Valeriana jatamansi Jones, newly introduced endangered
medicinal plant in north eastern Himalayan region from
North Sikkim (Sangtok 27.25°N 88.31°E) to the hilly region
of West Bengal (Kalimpong 27.06°N 88.47°E) was conserved
in field gene banks in Kalimpong regional research station
for its highly active medicinal properties. Morphological
characterization and selection of 9 lines on the basis of leaf
margin and time of flowering was done in the field gene
banks maintained at Kalimpong. Three types of plant
phenotype namely, entire, sinuate and wavy was selected
along with morphological traits to find the overall
performance of the lines in the plant population.

Keywords: Characterization, endangered medicinal plant, selection, leaf margin


Year: 2015
Volume: 75
Issue: 3
Article DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2015.00066.8
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


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