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Distribution and conservation of kakoi - Fritillaria roylei Hook.f.

kakoi :

Fritillaria roylei

Geographical distribution:

This species distributed in the Himalayan region across Pakistan and India. Within India, it has been recorded in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in an altitude range of 2800-4000 m.


Flowering time -
June to July

Plant conservation:

critically endangered (CR) for Uttarakhand and endangered (EN) for Himachal 
Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir (Anon., 2003). The market demand of this species is increasing while supply is gradually decreasing (Ved and Goraya, 2008). Thiscalls for conservation as well as cultivation measures to be implemented. 

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