Tropical Plant Research

Tropical Plant Research

An International Journal by Society for Tropical Plant Research

ISSN (E): 2349-1183 ISSN (P): 2349-9265
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2018, VOLUME 5 ISSUE 1Pages: 27-28

A note on the clonal propagation of depleted threatened species Boswellia serrata Roxb. through branch cuttings

Vivek Vaishnav* and Ugendra Janghel
*Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi-835303, Jharkhand, India
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Abstract:
An experiment was conducted to propagate Boswellia serrata Roxb., an important pharmaceutical species, through seeds and branch cuttings to develop a method of propagation adoptable to the personnel working in forest nurseries. Successful rooting and leaves emergences was achieved through branch cuttings of up to 1m length and 4 cm diameter planted 15 cm deep into the potting mixture.
<em>Boswellia serrata </em>Roxb.: <strong>A</strong>, A view of a tree trunk; <strong>B</strong>–<strong>C</strong>, thick and long branch cuttings; <strong>D–E</strong>, Shoot proliferation from large sized cuttings; <strong>F</strong>, Root proliferation from large size cuttings after 65 days; <strong>G</strong>, Seeds used for planting; <strong>H</strong>, 25 cm long cuttings.

Fig.: Boswellia serrata Roxb.: A, A view of a tree trunk; BC, thick and long branch cuttings; D–E, Shoot proliferation from large sized cuttings; F, Root proliferation from large size cuttings after 65 days; G, Seeds used for planting; H, 25 cm long cuttings.


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