Growth and Development of Medicinal Endangered Tree Species Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) Parker in District Meerut, (U.P.) IndiaDownload PDF
Aphanamixis polystachya is a highly valued species for the mankind. The tree is distributed some parts of India but now it is endangered species in many areas in the country. Hence, there is an urgent need for conservation of this evergreen tree. The present study was carried out in District Meerut for the period May 2013 to June 2014. The matured, seeds were collected by Dr. Yashwant Rai from Indira Gandhi Botanical Garden Raebareli District, Uttar Pradesh during the end of April 2013. A total 100 seeds were sown in 5 cemented pots containing soil, manure 3 : 1 ratio. The germination starts seven days after sowing in the month of May. The total germination percentages were observed 95 % within 21 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 March-April; May-June (2014). 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 June 2014 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 June 2014 growth status of A. polystachya Mean 115.46 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 endangered unique evergreen tree species A. polystachya in Meerut district. The study will be benefited to environment, forest management, pharmacognosy and mankind in those areas, where the plant is now not found. The present study focuses on the endangered tree species A. polystachya established in Meerut district.
Keywords: Aphanamixis polystachya, Endangered, Germination, Conservation, Meerut