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Distribution and conservation of tejasvini - Zanthoxylum alatum R..

tejasvini :

tejasvini  : Zanthoxylum alatum Roxb., Zanthoxylum armatum DC.

Geographical distribution:

  • The species is found in hot valleys of subtropical Himalayas, from trans- Indus areas to Bhutan, up to an altitude of 2400 m, and between 700 m and 1000 m in the Khasi Hills.
  • It also occurs in the hills of Ganjam and Vishakapatnam at an altitude of about 1500 m.


Nothing listed.

Plant conservation:

A growing demand of
 Z. armatum
has caused a serious reduction in native population as a consequence of over harvesting and deforestation. As a result, target species
has been reported as a “endangered” species as
 per International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) criteria (Samant et al., 2007).
Natural regeneration mainly takes place through seeds. Seed germination is the easiest method but in Zanthoxylum, it is not uniform and takes few months to years for germination and establishment of seedling that is, exhibit strong dormancy apparently imposed by seed coat (Bonner, 1974). So propagation through seeds accounts for longer interval

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