Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Population structure, ecological features and associated species of Arnebia euchroma
Author(s): Harpal Singh, Rajesh Chauhan and R Raina
Abstract: Present investigations were carried out on important medicinal and threatened plant of cold desert from Lahaul-Spiti area. Surveys and sampling was done on individual sites to identify the population of Arnebia euchroma and its associated species. Arnebia euchroma (Royle ex Benth.) Johnston, commonly known as ‘Ratanjot’ is an important medicinal plant species and is found distributed in the western Himalaya at elevations ranging between 3200 - 4500 m above sea level. Considering its potent medicinal properties, cultural significance, declining population density and critically endangered status of this taxon, the present investigation was carried out for the assessment of its availability in the natural alpine landscapes of the Spiti cold desert of western Himalaya in Himachal Pradesh (India). We focused our study on its ecological features, population dynamics and performance in natural habitats, so as to formulate conservation plans. The present paper provides population structure, ecological features of A. euchroma in the Spiti cold desert of Western Himalaya.
How to cite this article:
Harpal Singh, Rajesh Chauhan and R Raina. Population structure, ecological features and associated species of Arnebia euchroma. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 2005-2007.