Journal of Mountain Science

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 84–90 | Cite as

Assessment of reproductive potential of different populations of Angelica glauca Edgew., a critically endangered Himalayan Medicinal Herb

  • Anil Kumar Bisht
  • Arvind BhattEmail author
  • R. S. Rawal
  • Uppeandra Dhar


Angelica glauca is one of the important medicinal plants and it is widely used by indigenous communities for different purposes. The present study analyzes variability in reproductive characters of A. glauca. The reproductive parts were found having significant positive correlation with altitude (e.g., number of umbellets /umber r= 0.857, p<0.05; umbel diameter r=0.735, p<0.05).


Angelica glauca critically endangered Himalaya medicinal plant population reproductive potential 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Kumar Bisht
    • 1
  • Arvind Bhatt
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. S. Rawal
    • 1
  • Uppeandra Dhar
    • 1
  1. 1.G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development Kosi-KatarmalAlmoraIndia

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