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Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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Research Article

Morphometric Analysis of Datura Plant to Understand Variation and Similarities among Four Major Species

Nandini D1*, Ravikumar BS2 and Prasanna Rashmi KK3
1Research and Develeopment Centre, Bharatiar University, Coimbatore-641 046, India
2AVK College for Women, Hassan-573 201, India
3TDU, Jaraka Bande Kaval, Yelahanka, Bengaluru-560 064, India
Corresponding Author : Nandini D
Research and Develeopment Centre
Bharatiar University, Coimbatore-641 046, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 18, 2015; Accepted September 09, 2015; Published September 14, 2015
Citation: Nandini D, Ravikumar BS, Prasanna Rashmi KK (2015) Morphometric Analysis of Datura Plant to Understand Variation and Similarities among Four Major Species. Med Aromat Plants 4:209. doi:10.4172/2167-0412.1000209
Copyright: © 2015 Nandini D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Datura, well known for its poisonous and hallucinogenic properties has great importance in . Seeds and leaves are used for treating various ailments. Four commonly occurring Datura species were considered for morphometric analyis to supplement precise variability in statistical terms to taxonomy. For each quantitatiave trait an analysis of variance (ANOVA) test is conducted to test whether the means of three or more groups are the same. Turkey-Kramer test of individual charecteristics provided support to species wise grouping that indicate significant differncences among populations. Among fifteen traits measured, at least 13 traits vary between any two species. Cluster analysis reveals that D. metel and D. innoxia has related origin, D. stramonium and D. ferox forms separate group.

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