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Seed Germination in CITES Listed Cycas beddomei and its Bearing in its Conservation
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.
Conservation, Endemic Species, Animal Scarification, Vermicompost & Cocopeat Method
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