Rendiconti Lincei

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 157–167 | Cite as

Micropropagation of Crataeva L. species

  • Mafatlal M. KherEmail author
  • M. NatarajEmail author
  • Jaime A. Teixeira da SilvaEmail author


Crataeva L., an important genus of the Capparidaceae family, consists of medium-sized deciduous trees used in various medicinal systems. The attractive flowers also make it a novel ornamental tree for gardening and landscaping. In vitro propagation strategies are useful for large-scale propagation and standardization of plant material and, once an effective tissue culture system has been established, can be used for long-term preservation of important germplasm through cryopreservation. This review provides up-to-date information on micropropagation studies of Crataeva species and perspectives for their conservation.


Capparidaceae Crataeva Crateva Micropropagation Medicinal plant 



The authors thank Dr. M.S. Rathore (CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, India) and Dr. Purnima Tyagi (University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India) for providing PDF files of two references.

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The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.B.R. Doshi School of BiosciencesSardar Patel UniversityVallabh VidyanagarIndia
  2. 2.Kagawa-KenJapan

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