International Journal of Biometeorology

, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 122–127 | Cite as

Phenology of high-altitude plants of Kumaun in Central Himalaya, India

  • Y. P. S. Pangtey
  • R. S. Rawal
  • N. S. Bankoti
  • S. S. Samant


The various developmental stages of 184 species of high-altitude plants were studied during 1987 and 1988 in the Pindari glacial moraine area of Kumaun Himalaya in the Central Himalaya. The initiation of growth was synchronised with the beginning of the spring/or summer temperature rise and snowmelt. In this high-altitude zone, the peaks of various phenophases succeeded one after another over about 4 months from early June to October. It is suggested that the plants complete various growth cycles within a very short period of favourable conditions to ensure the survival of their progeny.

Key Words

Phenology High-altitude plants Kumaun Central Himalaya 


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© International Society of Biometeorology 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. P. S. Pangtey
    • 1
  • R. S. Rawal
    • 1
  • N. S. Bankoti
    • 1
  • S. S. Samant
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BotanyKumaun UniversityNaini TalIndia

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