Status and Distribution of Coleus barbatus Benth. in Tehri Garhwal District,Uttarakhand
- *Corresponding Author:
- Amit Kotia
Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan
Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 28, 2014; Accepted date: April 29, 2014; Published date: May 07, 2014
Citation: Kotia A, Adhikari BS, Rawat GS and Pasha MKS (2014) Status and Distribution of Coleus barbatus Benth. in Tehri Garhwal District, Uttarakhand. J Biodivers Endanger Species 2:127. doi: 10.4172/2332-2543.1000127
Copyright: © 2014 Kotia Amit, 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.
Coleus barbatus Benth. (Lamiaceae) is an important medicinal herb in the sub-Himalayan tracts of North India. Four major watersheds, namely Chamba, Ghansali, Lambgaon and Pokhal were identified in Tehri Garhwal District during the present investigation and within each watershed various habitats like pine forest, oak forest, open slopes, arable land and abandoned cultivated areas were selected. Through random quadrat sampling data was collected and the population of C. barbatus was calculated. Banj oak and chir pine forests had least population of C. barbatus (< 0.1 individual’s m-2 and 0.1 individuals m-2, respectively). The habitats like open chir pine forest (3.9 individual’s m-2), open grasslands (2.4 individuals m-2), arable lands (3.2 individuals m-2) and abandoned cultivated areas (3.3 individuals m-2) supported good population of C. barbatus. The conservation measures are discussed in the paper.