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Taxonomy and economic importance of Clerodendrum phlomidis L.f. in Rajasthan

Sushilaa, Anoop Kumarb, Praveen Mohila* & Anil Kumara
aDepartment of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
bDepartment of Botany, Govt. P.G. College, Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, India.
Received : 29th December, 2022 ; Revised : 23th January, 2023

AbstractClerodendrum phlomidis L.f. (Verbenaceae) is important desert plant. There are three species in the genus Clerodendrum namely C. aculeatum (L.) Griseb, C. indicum (L.) Kuntze and C. phlomidis L.f. C. phlomidis L.f. plays a beneficial role in the treatment of many ailments and in ecological as well as medicinal area. The plant is employed in ethnomedicine, veterinary care, fodder for pet animals, ecological significance as a soil binder, local fuel and the preservation of grains against worms and fungal diseases.

Key words: Clerodendrum phlomidis, Ethnomedicine, Rajasthan, Soil binder

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