Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR A scientific publication of the Department of Plant Resources, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal. en-US department_plantresources@yahoo.com (Dr Mahendra Nath Subedi) scumming@inasp.info (Sioux Cumming) Thu, 22 Jan 2009 02:39:11 +0000 OJS 3.1.1.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 The diversity of Cordycepioid fungi (Ascomycotina : Clavicipitales) reported from Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1523 This paper provides an up dated checklist of diversity of Cordycepioid fungi (Cordyceps and its allied species) reported from Nepal. A key for identification to generic level, the distribution of species, the medicinal value and current approach of forest regulation for their collection, trade and transit have been provided. Two species viz. Isaria nipponica Kobayasi and Isaria tenuipes Peck are added as new records to the knowledge on the Cordycepioid allied species from Nepal. This group falls under 21 species, 6 genera and 3 families. Among them one species is reported as endemic to Nepal. <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 1-8</p> M. K. Adhikari ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1523 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:29:03 +0000 A new record of rust (Basidiomycotina: Uredinales) on Ribes from Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1516 <p>The rust, <em>Puccinia ribis </em>DC., parasitic on the host <em>Ribes himalense</em> Royle ex. Decne. is found to be new to Nepal. The taxonomic description and distribution of the fungus is provided herewith. </p><p><strong>Keywords: </strong>Ribes, Uredinales, Puccinia</p> <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 9-16</p> M K. Adhikari, V. Manandhar ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1516 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:50:29 +0000 New additions of three grass species to the flora of Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1517 New additions of three grass species to the flora of Nepal are reported. They are <em>Lolium multiflorum</em> Lam., <em>Orinus thoroldii</em> (Stapf ex Hemsl.) Bor and <em>Paspalum dilatatum</em> Poir. <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 17-18</p> Keshav R. Rajbhandari, Sajan Dahal ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1517 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:45:46 +0000 <i>Polygonum hastatosagittatum</i> Maniko (Polygonaceae): a new record for Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1518 <p><em>Polygonum hastatosagittatum</em><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>Makino has been recorded as new addition to the flora of Nepal. The description and distribution of this newly recorded species are provided herewith.</p><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 19</p> Indira Sharma ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1518 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:42:57 +0000 New Addition of the Genus <i>Onopordum</i> (Compositae) for the flora of Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1519 <p>Among the flowering plants, <em>Onopordum</em> L. belongs to family Compositae. This genus has not been recorded from Nepal. Recently one species of <em>Onopordum</em>: <em>Onopordum acanthium</em> L. has been collected from Mustasng, Central Nepal. As a new record from the flora of Nepal, he description and distribution of the plants is provided. <strong></strong></p><p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Genus onopordum; Flora</p><p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 20-21</p><p> </p><p> </p> I. Sharma, M. N. Subedi ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1519 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:39:22 +0000 Additions of the flowering plants in the herbarium of Department of Plant Resources, Nepal (KATH), collected through Darwin Initiative Project (U.K.) in 2004 and 2005 https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1520 <p>As a part of the training programme of the Darwin Initiative Project (U.K.) on ‘Building capacity for plant biodiversity, inventory and conservation in Nepal', two botanical expeditions were conducted in Sagarmatha National Park, Solukhumbu District, East Nepal in 2004 and 2005 and one in Chitwan and adjoining areas, Central Nepal in 2004. In total about 1800 plant species were collected during these three expeditions. Among these, 158 species are new additions to the Herbarium of Department of Plant Resources (KATH).<strong></strong></p><strong>Keywords: </strong>plants; Nepal; UK. <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 22-46</p> Keshab R. Rajbhandari, Vaidya K. Manandhar, Sajan Dahal, Rajesh K. Uprety, Nirmala Pandey ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1520 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:36:52 +0000 Genus <i>Bistorta</i> (L.) Adans. (Polygonaceae) in Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1521 The genus <em>Bistorta</em> (L.) Adans. (Polygonaceae) in Nepal is revised and 14 species are described with synonyms, original citations and relevant references. A key to the species is worked out. Notes on distribution, phenology and ecology of the taxa are given. <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 47-57</p> Keshab R. Rajbhandari, Radha Joshi, Sajan Dahal ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1521 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:34:28 +0000 The Genus <i>Acer</i> in Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1522 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> <p>The paper includes 12 species of <em>Acer</em> recorded from Nepal. A key for identification of species, their description and distribution have been provided.</p><p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 58-67</p> Vidya K. Manandhar ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1522 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:31:40 +0000 Martyniaceae and Sonneratiaceae in Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1528 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> <p>Two flowering plant families, Martyniaceae and Sonneratiaceae, each having one genus and one species in Nepal, are described.</p> <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 68-70</p> Sajan Dahal ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1528 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:23:32 +0000 The anatomical studies on wood structure of trunk and branch wood of <i>Abies spectabilis</i> (D.Don.)Spach https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1529 <p>The anatomical studies on wood structure of trunk and branch of six sample of <em>Abies spectabilis</em> collected from different localities in Nepalwere studied. The study revealed distinct growth ring, gradual transition of early wood tracheid to late wood tracheid, uniseriate or biseriate bordered pits with torus aperture. The axial parenchyma is marginal, fusiform and diffusely arranged. The fusiform parenchyma is more in branch wood than in trunk wood. Rays are uniseriate and parenchymatous. The cross field pits are taxodioid type. No differentiation was found between the trunk and branch wood structure.</p><p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 71-75</p> L. Joshi ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1529 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:08:27 +0000 <i>In vitro</i> culture of <i>Piper longum</i> Linn. https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1530 <em>In vitro</em> clonal propagation of <em>Piper longum</em> is attempted for rapid multiplication using shoot tip explants. The explants regenerated micro shoots along with few callus and embryoids on the Murashige and Skoog (1962) supplemented with 1mg/l BAP and 0.1mg/l NAA. The NAA concentration of the same medium was lowered to 0.01 mg/l and added 10% coconut milk for subculture. For rooting, these regenerated microshoots were transferred to non-sterile sand, after acclimatization. They initiated roots within 15 to 20 days and transferred to polybags for further growth and for field transfer. <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 76-79</p> K. M. Rajkarnikar, G. D. Bhatta ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1530 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 23:02:22 +0000 Ethnomedicine in <i>Magar</i> Community of Dhadhing District, Central Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1531 <p>A study was made to document the knowledge on medicinal plants of <em>Magar </em>community, living in the Gauthale Village, Dhadhing district in the hilly region of Nepal. The village had 117 households, and total population was 870 persons during a fieldwork. The information was collected in direct interaction with the inhabitants through Participatory Rural Appraisal technique. This study recorded 62 species, which belong to 41 families, in use for preparing 72 medicinal remedies. Trees were the primary sources of medicinal material in terms of the total percentage of species followed by herbs. Of the plant parts, root was used most frequently for preparing medicinal remedies followed by the bark and leaf. Gastro-intestinal and respiratory tract infections were found as common health problems for treatment of which 28% and 25% of known remedies are used, respectively.</p> <p>The result of this study revealed that the knowledge of medicinal plants in the <em>Magar</em> community is limited only to aged persons and healers. The dependence on plants for medicine is associated with their traditional belief of effectiveness of plant remedies and poverty. Due to excessive harvesting practices, <em>Clerodendrum viscosum</em> and <em>Ardisia</em> sp have disappeared and <em>Callicarpa macrophylla, Swertia nervosa, Sida cordata,</em> and<em> Micromeria biflora </em>are becoming rare from the area. So, this study suggests that integrated efforts, both at governmental and non-governmental levels should be made for sustainable use of resources raising the awareness of local people on medicinal plants that finally helps to conserve the rare and disappearing species from the area. Sustainable use of resources requires involvement of experienced and knowledgeable persons of the community.</p> <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 80-86</p> Sabita Poudel, Chinta Mani Gautam ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1531 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 22:49:19 +0000 Prospects and retrospects of plant bioprospecting in Nepal with special reference of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs) https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1532 <p>Bioprospecting has primary economic purposes (e.g., new drugs, crops, industrial products). It entails the research and exploration of biodiversity for commercially and economically valuable genetic and biochemical resources of MAPs. Biodiversity of Nepal is unique and richest within its small territory. The impetus for bioprospecting came from a growing realization that the plant resources of Nepal are depleting rapidly due to over exploitation and unsustainable practices. Legal tools are being developed whereby developing countries and other biodiversity rich countries may exert greater leverage over the use of the resources that can be used to earn revenues, promote conservation, and train and educate the multidisciplinary experts. Based on the ethno botanical information and public demand, the laboratory prospects certain MAPs for phytochemical and biological studies. It not only expands the skills of Nepalese scientists but also benefits local communities that drawn their skills and knowledge by growing public demand for plant based products. Bio-prospecting can lead to substantial increases in value of natural resources. Therefore, this paper seeks to provide previous and future of biodiversity prospecting in Nepal.</p> <p><strong>Key words:</strong> Bio-Prospecting, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs), Conservation, Standardization, Sustainable use, Economic value of marginal species, Indigenous knowledge, Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD).</p> L. N. Gautam, D. M. Shakya ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1532 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 22:43:38 +0000 Pharmacognostical study of Powder of Heartwood of <i>Pterocarpus santalinus</i> L. f. https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1533 <p>Present paper deals with the pharmacognostical study of the powder of heartwood of <em>Pterocarpus</em> <em>santalinus</em> L.f., for its identification and to distinguish it from its adulterants.</p> <p>The study includes macroscopic, microscopic and preliminary physicochemical investigation</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Pterocarpus; santalinus; Pharmacognostical characterization; microscopic character; florescence character; physico-chemical charactes; heartwood. </p> <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol. 30, 2008. pp 95-96</p> Sangeeta Swar ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1533 Tue, 23 Dec 2008 22:24:48 +0000 A Study on Hypoglycemic properties of <i>Pterocarpus marsupium</i> Roxb. https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1534 <p><em>Pterocarpus  marsupium</em> is a popular ethno-medicinal plant for the treatment of diabeties. In this paper Phytochemical screening, biochemical findings, physicochemical   and pharmacognosy studies are reported.</p> <p>The plant extract showed reduction of blood glucose level up to 48%. in rabbits and  also showed remarkable inhibition of digestive enzymes (1.23% of amylase, 40% of Trypsin and 20% of lipase). The pharmacognostical character, and Phytochemical/ physicochemical values obtained from this studies will help to identify and check the quality of the plant and its products.</p> <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 97-101</p> N. Karanjit, U. K. Shrestha, R R. Ranjitkar ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1534 Wed, 21 Jan 2009 04:25:55 +0000 Study of physico-chemical parameters of <i>Asparagus racemosus</i> for Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1536 <p><em>Asparagus racemosus,</em> Shatavari, is reported to nourish and cleanse the blood and the female reproductive organs. It is a source of plant-derived estrogens, making Shatavari a healthy choice for women. <em>Asparagus</em> is one of the medicinal plants that are being exported from Nepal in wild form.  Quality of a medicinal plant is determined by its Physico-chemical Parameters and the amount of active principle. In this paper the study of various parameters of <em>Asparagus</em> from eight different localities are presented.</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> <em>Asparagus racemosus</em>; Physico-chemical Parameters; Plant-derived estrogens; Standardization; Saponins.</p> <p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol. 30, 2008, pp 102-104.</p> Umesh Krishna Shrestha, K. K. Shrestha ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1536 Sun, 21 Dec 2008 20:57:30 +0000 Hurdels to cross for the 'jadibuti' cultivation of Nepal: A case study of Karnali, Midwestern Nepal https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1575 <p>No abstract available.</p><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> </xml><![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol 30, 2008 pp 105-108</p> S. K. Rai ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1575 A checklist of DPR's Publications on Flora of Nepal-2 (Non- flowering Plants) https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1546 <p>Not available</p><p><strong>Keywords:</strong> DPR; flora of Nepal; Museum; Nepal; Japan.</p><p><em>Bulletin of the Department of Plant Resources</em> Vol. 30, 2008 pp 109</p> Vidya Manandhar, Sajan Dahal, Mahendra N. Subedi ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/BDPR/article/view/1546 Sun, 21 Dec 2008 21:15:56 +0000