ALLELOPATHIC EFFECTS OF LEAVES AND STEMS EXTRACT OF HOLMSKIOLDIA SANGUINEA RETZ
R. N. Yadava* and Jyotsna Raghuvansi
Holmskioldia sanguinea Retz. belongs to Verbenaceae family which is commonly known as Kapni or Rithoul in Hindi. It is distributed in Punjab eastward in hills ascending upto 1500 m, and subtropical and Himalayan regions from Kumaon to Bhutan. It is shrub, 10-30 feet in height. Its flowers are borne on axillary cymes. It is reportedly used in traditional medicine. Its crushed fresh leaves and shoots are applied in rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis. Its extracts of leaves and stem bark are used in the treatment of dysentery. In the present paper we report allelopathic effect of aqueous extract of leaves and stem parts of plant on seed germination, shoot of seeds of Cicer arietinum L. which have shown good results.
Keywords: Holmskioldia Sanguinea, Verbenaceae, Allelopathic, Cicer Arietinum L., Seeds.
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