Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Morphological studies among female and hermaphrodite plants of Valeriana jatamansi Jones-an endangered medicinal plant of temperate Himalayas
Author(s): Pancy Thakur, Yashpal Sharma, Seema Sharma and Chitra Bhardwaj
Abstract: Valeriana jatamansi Jones (syn. V. wallichii DC) belonging to family Valerianaceae is an important endangered medicinal and aromatic plant of temperate Himalayas. The species is gynodioecious in nature with co-existence of female and hermaphrodite plants growing separately. During the present investigation seed raised plants of the two floral morphotypes i.e female and hermaphrodite plants have been compared for various qualitative morphological parameters viz. plant height, leaf characters, number of flowering spikes, petiole length, petiole diameter, aerial and underground biomass at two years growth stage.The results revealed that no significant variation have been observed in all the parameters except plant height and number of leaves among female and hermaphrodite plants.
How to cite this article:
Pancy Thakur, Yashpal Sharma, Seema Sharma, Chitra Bhardwaj. Morphological studies among female and hermaphrodite plants of Valeriana jatamansi Jones-an endangered medicinal plant of temperate Himalayas. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):116-119.