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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
A new record of three seeded Kusum (Schleichera oleosa Lour.) Merr. fruits from Jharkhand, India


Author(s): NK Sinha, Harihar Singh and Kewal Krishan Sharma

Abstract: The present paper reports new record of kusum fruits (berries) from the species of Kusum (Schleichera oleosa) from India. The systematic account, details of material collected, co-ordinates and geographic distribution of this species in Jharkhand are incorporated. Generally, Kusum (S. oleosa) bears single seeded fruits and sometimes two seeded but we recorded three seeded fruits of S. oleosa and being reported for the first time under our study. Observation also revealed the bigger seed size (14.8m x 11.9m x 7.4m) and higher weight (648 mg) obtained from the three seeded berries of kusum. Since, kusum is one of the best lac host plants, the report may be usefully applied for the successful implementation of afforestation programmes launched for lac farmers.

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NK Sinha, Harihar Singh and Kewal Krishan Sharma. A new record of three seeded Kusum (Schleichera oleosa Lour.) Merr. fruits from Jharkhand, India. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 01-02.
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