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Seed Germination in CITES Listed Cycas beddomei and its Bearing in its Conservation


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1 Plant Systematics, Biodiversity & Conservation Laboratory, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500004, Telangana, India
2 Botanical Survey of India, Deccan Regional Centre, Hyderabad - 500095, Telangana, India
3 Plant Systematics, Biodiversity & Conservation Laboratory, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500004, Telangana
 

Cycas beddomei Dyer, is an endemic and endangered, CITES (Appendix I) listed species from the Eastern Ghats of India. For large scale production of seedlings, the authors proposed a new seed germination technique with the objectives of disabling seed dormancy, quickening germination and improving germination percentage. The seedlings raised through this method develop coralloid ischolar_mains faster that guarantee their survivability. The method is cost effective and suggestable for large scale species restoration programmes of this otherwise threatened species.

Keywords

Conservation, Endemic Species, Animal Scarification, Vermicompost & Cocopeat Method
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Authors

K. Nethaji
Plant Systematics, Biodiversity & Conservation Laboratory, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500004, Telangana, India
Y. Mahesh
Botanical Survey of India, Deccan Regional Centre, Hyderabad - 500095, Telangana, India
D. Ashok
Plant Systematics, Biodiversity & Conservation Laboratory, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500004, Telangana
M. Venkat Ramana
Plant Systematics, Biodiversity & Conservation Laboratory, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Saifabad, Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500004, Telangana, India

Abstract


Cycas beddomei Dyer, is an endemic and endangered, CITES (Appendix I) listed species from the Eastern Ghats of India. For large scale production of seedlings, the authors proposed a new seed germination technique with the objectives of disabling seed dormancy, quickening germination and improving germination percentage. The seedlings raised through this method develop coralloid ischolar_mains faster that guarantee their survivability. The method is cost effective and suggestable for large scale species restoration programmes of this otherwise threatened species.

Keywords


Conservation, Endemic Species, Animal Scarification, Vermicompost & Cocopeat Method



DOI: https://doi.org/10.20324/nelumbo%2Fv63%2F2021%2F164909