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Cissus rotundifolia (Forsk.) Vahl (Vitaceae) – a potential ornamental climber

V.S. Ramachandrana*, T. Baluprakasha, C. Udhayavania, M. Kannanb, K. Gopinatha 

a Taxonomic and Floristic Laboratory, Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 

   - 641 046, Tamil Nadu, India 

b Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, Horticultural College and Research Institute, 

   Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641003, Tamil Nadu, India 


Native Plants, Succulent, Pergolas, Vegetable 

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Ramachandran V.S., Baluprakash T., Udhayavani C., Kannan M., Gopinath K., 2017. Cissus rotundifolia (Forsk.) Vahl (Vitaceae) – a potential ornamental climber. The Journal for Horticulture. Photon 105, 161-164 


The present work deals with wild plant of Cissus rotundifolia (Forsk.) Vahl (Vitaceae) is domesticated to ornamental usage for propagated by softwood cutting method. It is a succulent and greenish climber. In addition to that, attractive leaves and stems have an ornamental potential. Young leaves are used for vegetable. Extended distributions are reported in India, especially Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. According to our evaluation the alternate way mass propagation of this plant more suitable for using softwood cutting method. It is recommended that this plant is suitable for pot culture, hanging baskets, fences and pergolas.


Submitted by: Lakshman Chandra De     

elisa, microsope, bacteria culture, electron microscope, transmission specimens, cells, mycobacteria, acid fast stain,

Division of Floriculture & Land Scaping Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012 

Supervised By: Dr. S.K. Bhattacharjee, Dr. R.L. Misra, Dr. T.V.R. Nair, Dr. S.R. Chatterjee, Dr. M.K. Roy, Dr. S.D. Wahi

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Citation: Lakshman Chandra De, Dr. S.K. Bhattacharjee, Dr. R.L. Misra, Dr. T.V.R. Nair, Dr. S.R. Chatterjee, Dr. M.K. Roy, Dr. S.D. Wahi. STUDIES ON POSTHARVEST LIFE OF CUT ROSES AND GLADIOLI. International Library for Thesis UBN: 015-A94510112028  

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Development of DUS Test Guidelines of High Value Orchids 

L.C. Dea, A.N. Raob, P.K. Rajeevanc, S.R. Dhimanandd, Ravi Prakashe 

a ICAR-NRC for Orchids, Sikkim, India 

b Centre for Orchid Gene Conservation of Eastern Himalayan Region, Senapati District, Manipur State, India 

c Ex-Professor, Department of Pomology and Floriculture, College of Horticulture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellanikkara, Trichur, India 

d Y.S. Parmer University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, India 

e PPV & FRA, NASC Complex, New Delhi -110012, India 


DUS, test guidelines, orchid species 


DUS: Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability, UPOV: The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants, NASC: National Agriculture Science Complex, PPV & FRA: Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act 

Photon Ignitor: ISJN57438471D833613052016 


De L.C.*, Rao A.N., Rajeevan P.K., Dhimanand S.R., Prakash R., 2016. Development of DUS Test Guidelines of High Value Orchids. The Journal for Horticulture. Photon 104, 149-160 


According to UPOV Convention 1961, Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) testing is essential to provide and promote an effective system of plant variety protection, with the aim of encouraging the development of new varieties of plants and for the benefit of society. It provides rights for breeders to exploit or develop new plant varieties, to allow access to foreign varieties with widen gene pool, to promote intensive breeding activities and to prevent unauthorized varieties exploitations. In the present investigation, 41 hybrids of Cymbidium, 14 hybrids of Dendrobium, 9 hybrids of Vanda, 9 hybrids of Cattleya, 50 hybrids of Phalaenopsis, 40 hybrids of Oncidium and 10 genotypes of Paphiopedilum were studied for development of DUS test guidelines based upon UPOV principles. In Cymbidium, 66; in Dendrobium, 60; in Vanda, 66; in Cattleya, 53; in Phalaenopsis, 58; in Oncidium, 60 and in Paphiopedilum 77morphological descriptors were used to prepare the test guidelines for DUS testing of these commercially valuable orchid species. Amongst commercial orchid genera, DUS Test Guidelines of Cymbidium, DendrobiumandVanda(Rao et al., 2011), PhalaenopsisandCattleya (Rao et al., 2012), Oncidium (Rao et al., 2014)and Paphiopedilum (Rao et al., 2015) have been published in ‘Plant Variety Journal of India’ and notified for registration under Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 of the Plant Authority, NASC Complex. New Delhi, India. These test guidelines will be useful to both plant breeders and farmers for registration of new varieties, essentially derived varieties or farmers varieties of above commercial orchid species under PPV & FRA, New Delhi.


Effect of Water Stress on Sweet Pepper (Capscum annum L.) Yield 

Dr. Baitsaid Nasser Alia*, Dr. Al-Bakri Ahmed Nasserb 

a Directorate General of Agriculture & Livestock Research-Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman 

b Ministry of Agriculture And Fisheries, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 


Water stress, Split-root system, Capsicum annuum L., Sweet pepper 

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Dr. Baitsaid N.A., Dr. Nasser Al-Bakri Ahmed., 2016. Effect of Water Stress on Sweet Pepper (Capscum annum L.) Yield. The Journal for Horticulture. Photon 104, 142-148 


Sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) plants were grown using split-roots technique under water stress levels viz. normal (N), mild (MS) and severe stress (SS) in glasshouse at Nottingham University under daily mean temperature of 25C0. This investigation was concerned with examining the effect of water stress on vegetative canopy without any reduction in yield. Water stress was achieved by means of soil moisture sensor; alternatively by maintaining one root fully irrigated and the other root stressed until soil moisture, 0.40-0.50 m3.m3, 0.30 -0.40 m3.m3, 0.20 -0.25 m3.m3 are reached for N, MS, SS respectively. In general, over all plant sizes in terms of vegetative growth such as shoot, leaf and stem fresh and dry weight showed highly significant differences (P<0.001) among treatments with reduction in water stress. The fruit fresh weight was not significantly reduced by water stress. Also, fruits dry matter percentage was not significant. Water stress usually plays important role in determining fruit size and its development. Additionally, high incidence of blossom-end rot (BER) was found associated reduction in water stress level.



Profitability and Comparative Advantage of Banana Production in The Sultanate of Oman 

Dr. Baitsaid Nasser Ali* 

Directorate of Agriculture & Livestock Researches-Dhofar, Sultanate of Oman  

Dr. Baitsaid Nasser Ali is conferred with Isaac Newton Research Award-2015 in Horticulture

Abbreviations: DRC: Domestic Resource Cost, RCR: Resource Cost Ratio 

Photon Ignitor: ISJN57438471D805309122015 

Citation: Ali B.N., 2015. Profitability and Comparative Advantage of Banana Production in The Sultanate of Oman. The Journal for Horticulture. Photon 103, 137-141 

Abstract Banana is one of the most important fruit crops in Oman, The total production area in Oman increased from 5798 acres in 2008 to about 10415 in 2011, it achieved about 61584 tons comparing with 29000 tons in 2008. This shows that the contribution of the banana production increased from 2.526% to 4.506% of the total agricultural products in Oman (MAF; 2010(. However, there continues to be dependence on imports as a second strategy for food sufficiency, since the present methods of production makes the imported food cheaper than home grown produce. This situation is still a major cause for concern because the country is losing foreign exchange. Therefore, this research aimed to determine the profitability and comparative advantage of banana production in Oman from an import substitution perspective. Financial and economical profit were estimated to determined the profitability of banana production. Also, domestic Resource Cost (DRC) and Resource Cost Ratio (RCR) indices were computed to determine the comparative advantage of banana production. The results indicate that banana production in the Sultanate of Oman has a profitability and a comparative advantage.

Citation: Poy D., Akbarzadeh A., Ghanei M., 2015. Garden Cress: Morphology, Genetically and Therapeutic properties. The Journal for Horticulture. Photon 103, 130-136

Abstract: Lepidium sativum commonly called ‘‘Garden Cress’’ is a polymorphic species. Despite its great medicinal value, L. sativum has not received the attention it deserves. The garden cress is an annual herb belonging to the family Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) growing in Middle East Countries, Europe and USA. Its common names are Garden Cress, Pepper Grass, Garden Pepper, Cress, Water Cress, and Pepper Wort. In different provinces of Iran it has been different names, for example in Mazandaran called (Tare Tizak) and in other provinces of Iran called (Shahi). The consumption of (SHAHI) or Garden cress returned to past Centuries in Iran. The parts of the plant which are used are the roots, leaves and seeds. The seeds of L. sativum are bitter and find applications in a wide range of biological functions and diseases such as leprosy, skin diseases and as a diuretic. The roots are bitter and acrid and have been used in treating secondary syphilis and tenesmus. The leaves are antibacterial and useful in treating scurvy and hepatopathy. The effectiveness of this plant in the treatment of bronchial asthma, hiccups, cough with expectoration and bleeding piles has been reported. Also Iranian scientists have been worked on its different properties. For example, Iranians investigate on Shahi phytoremediation against Soils contaminated with cadmium, or of the therapeutic properties, positive results were obtained about liver disorders, reduce fat and cholesterol and antimicrobial properties. It seems to be that Shahi (L. sativum) is feature rich undiscovered.

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