Phenology, distribution and cultivation of endangered medicinal plant species (Dorema aucheri Boiss), in Kohgiluyeh-va-Boyerahmad Province, Iran

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Phenology, distribution and cultivation of endangered medicinal plant species (Dorema aucheri Boiss), in Kohgiluyeh-va-Boyerahmad Province, Iran

Shahabaldin Mirinejad, Abbas Salahi Ardakani
J. Bio. Env. Sci.5( 5), 177-182, November 2014.
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Dorema aucheri Boiss is one of the endemic and endangered plant species of Iran which has been extensively used as food and medicinal herb for many years. Present study was conducted to investigate the phenology, distribution and cultivation of D. aucheri during 2008- 2010. All geographical data and distribution map of the plant were obtained by using GPS device. Soil minerals (Fe, Zn, N, P, K, Cu and Mn), electrical conductivity (EC), soil texture, soil water capacity and organic matter of plant natural habitat were compared to those of cultivated field condition. Plant seeds were obtained from a growing plant in wild and planted in a field plot at the Chamkhani research station, Yasouj, Iran. Under natural conditions, D. aucheri grew only in the cold regions at the slopes of 45-75 % in silt-clay and clay soil. Under field condition, D. aucheri germinated in early March and grew until the end of June. There were not any phenological differences between the wild type and farmed plants.


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