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Distribution and conservation of lashuna - Allum sativum Linn.

lashuna :

lashuna  : Allum sativum Linn.

Geographical distribution:

It is cultivated all over India. But mainly found in Karnataka, Ludhiana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.


-Garlic cloves that exist are adapted to many ecological zones through their
response of growth and bulbing to temperature and photo period, their cold hardness and duration of bulb
dormancy. (Takagi 1990). Diversity also exists in size of cloves their number, bulb weight, colour and number
of outer skins size and vigour of the foliage, and the comparison of wide range of cloves growing in a
standard environment. Jone & Mann (1963) concluded that there was no justification of using some of the
species they suggested the name Rocamble‖ might be applied to the wild species, Allium scordosasum. This
has occasionally been so named and it has been used for food but it is not cultivated (John Parry species vol 1

Plant conservation:

Whilst bulb formation occurs in response to increasing daylength and temperature, it is also influenced by the temperature at which the cloves were stored prior to planting. Cool storage at temperatures between 0 - 10°c will hasten subsequent bulb formation, storage at above 25°c will delay or prevent bulb formation.

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