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  • Title
    Seed germination studies on Gymnacranthera canarica (King) Warb. - a Vulnerable tree species of a highly threatened Myristica swamp ecosystem
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Gymnacranthera canarica (King) Warb. is an exclusive Myristica swamp species endemic to the Western Ghats. The Myristica swamp is a Critically Endangered ecosystem. Studies were carried out to assess the viability, germination and storage behaviour of Gymnacranthera canarica seeds. In the present study, it was observed that seeds have shown an initiation of germination after two weeks. A maximum of 90% germination was recorded when the initial moisture content was 38.04 ± 1.75 %. A decreased percentage (3%) was observed when the moisture content reached 14.26 ± 2.3 after 70 days of storage. Seeds failed to germinate beyond this moisture level. A desiccation study showed recalcitrant behaviour and seeds can be stored in lab conditions for up to two and half months.
    Attribution
    K. Keshavachandra & G. Krishnakumar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 8, No 7 (2016); pp. 9009–9013 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2152.8.7.9009-9013
  • Title
    First report of three redlisted tree species from swampy relics of Goa State, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Myristica swamps, one of the relic ecosystems of Western Ghats, are considered home for many rare and endemic angiosperms. During an inventory of Myristica swamps in Goa State, two critically endangered species and one endangered species, viz. Semecarpus kathalekanensis Dasappa and M.H.Swaminath, Syzygium travancoricum Gamble and Myristica fatua Houtt. var. magnifica (Bedd.) J. Sinclair respectively were recorded. Present report forms first record of these three tree species from the Goa State. This report extends their distribution into Northern Western Ghats from central Western Ghats.
    Attribution
    Prabhugaonkar A., Mesta D.K., Janarthanam M.K. (2014). Journal of Threatened Taxa 2(6) pp. 5503-5506; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o3376.5503-6