Arunachal Pradesh is acclaimed to be a botanist's paradise. It has a militated of vegetation types harbouring an unparalleled rich bio-diversity. But due to various constraints the botany of the state is not fully understood. There is a wide gap in our knowledge of their identifications, distribution and conservation. The Botany Division of State Forest Research Institute aims at a closer understanding of this wealth for which different projects are drawn out and pursued.


Aim and objectives:


ACHIEVEMENTS:


EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS DURING 1994 TO 2004:

  1. Baseline surveys of floristic diversity in high priority areas of Arunachal Pradesh. Sponsored by wwf-india (1993-1996).
  2. Taxonomic studies on cane/(rattans) sponsored by department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India (1996-1998).
  3. Conservation and regeneration of rattans (canes) in north east Indiawith special reference to Arunachal Pradesh sponsored by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun. (1998 – 2001).
  4. Study of cane and bamboo reserve in northy east India sponsored by North East Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation, Shillong.(2001).
  5. Vegetative propagation and establishment of demonstration farm for Taxus baccata (2001-02).
  6. Study on end use matrix of some selected bamboos of Arunachal Pradesh (2002-03). (Selected bamboos are: Bambusa balcooa, B. nutans, B. pallid, B.polymorpha, B. tulda, Dendrocalamus hamiltonii and Melocanna baccifera.
  7. Study and development of propagation techniques of Chinese moso bamboo (Phyllostachyspubescence).

Project-1

Title of the Project -Creation of 20 ha bamboo plantation of Arundinaria maling in Jang area of Tawang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
Funding agency - National Mission on bamboo applications, TIFAC, DST, Govt.of India, New Delhi- 110 016.
Budget outlay - Rs. 4, 70,000
Duration of the project -36 months (2006-07-2009-10)
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates - Miss Yapi Pangu

Objectives of the Project-

Creation of 20 ha bamboo blocks plantation of Arundinaria maling in Jang area of Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh and extensive plantation in other areas for:
i. Protectionof soil erosion in steep hills of that area
ii. to save environmental and ecological balance
iii. to protect the biodiversity
iv. to provide shelter to Yak and fodder.

Achievement and result:

  1. Plantation of Arundinaria maling in 20 ha land was established at Jang, Tawang district in support of Forest Range Officer, Jang under Tawang Forest Division.
  2. Seedlings were planted in the pits in the months of August and September, 2007.
  3. The height of 40 seedlings, i.e. 10 in each block was recorded for observation of growth performance. The height of 10 seedlings of the naturally regenerated area was also recorded for comparison of growth with the planted ones.
  4. The area was fenced with barbed wire using wooden post at 3- 4 m. distance.
  5. The performance of growth of the seedlings is very good and survival is about 80-90 %. But there is a great problem of heavy growth of weeds in the plantation area.

Project-2

Title of the Project - Setting up of Vegetative Propagation Centre (VPC) at VVK, Chessa.
Funding agency - National Mission on Bamboo Applications, TIFAC, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi- 110 016.
Budget outlay - Rs.6, 00,000 (2nd installment yet to receive).
Duration of the project - 36 months (2006-07-2009-10)
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates - Miss Yapi Pangu.

Objectives of the Project-

The main objective is to produce a minimum net quantity of 65000 planting material (anticipated mortality of up to 20%) of the species and specification as specified by and agreed by NMBA. However, in the 1st year of formation, the center produced about 20,000 vegetatively propagated planting materials as specified by NMBA.

Progress till date

-20,000 seedlings were produced and supplied to DFOs, other agencies.
Constraints, if any -Difficult to get plant material i.e. 1-2 year old culms, branches.
             

Project-3

Title of the Project-Establishment of Nursery for Production of 45,000 (15,000 from the seeds & 30,000 by micro-proliferation) Moso seedling at Joram Village, Lower Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh.
Funding agency - National Mission on Bamboo Applications, TIFAC, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi- 110 016.
Budget outlay - Rs. 2,50,000
Duration of the project -12 months (2007)
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates - Miss Yapi Pangu.

Objectives of the Project-

Production of 45,000 (15,000 from the seeds & 30,000 by micro-proliferation) seedling Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys pubescens).

Achievement -

  1. Established nursery at Joram Village, Lower subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. 2 kg seeds received from NMBA sown in the beds and germination was 40%.
  3. Produced 15,000 seedlings from the seeds.
  4. Due to lack of maintenance 70% seedlings were dried.
  5. Rest 5000 seedlings were transported to VVK, Chessa.
  6. Tried macro-proliferation and distributed to DFOs under NBM project.

Extension of research results:

Macro-proliferation of the seedlings were done and produced 2000 more seedlings.
             

Project-4

Title of the Project -Establishment of Van Vigyan Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh.
Funding agency -Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehra Dun.
Budget outlay
1st year (2008-09) - Rs. 11,98,500,
Duration of the project -5 Years (2008-13).
Principal investigator -Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates - Nill.

Objectives of the Project-

To strengthen the extension mechanism of the Forest Department and Forestry.

Activities/ Achievements:

  1. Establishment of Van Vigyan Kendra at Chessa with construction of Mist Chamber, Green House, Modern nursery, purchased training armed chair 25 nos, almirah and book shelf, office chairs and tables, PA system and organized 5 farmers trainings.
  2. PurchasedDiesel generator, book shelf and maintenance of modern nursery.
  3. Total 25 trainings/ awareness campaign have been organized till 2016 in different districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

The themes of the trainings/ awareness campaign were:

  1. Propagation, Cultivation and Management of Orchids/ Floriculture for economic development of Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. Bamboo and Cane: its propagation, cultivation and management for sustainable development.
  3. Non timber Forest Products of Arunachal Pradesh and livelihood.
  4. Forest and Forestry of Arunachal Pradesh.
  5. Effect of global warming and climate change.
  6. Wildlife and its management in Arunachal Pradesh.

Trainings conducted under Van Vigyan Kendra Project, Arunachal Pradesh

SN

Topic of training

Venue

Year/Date

1

Medicinal plant, Bamboo and Aromatic plants of Arunachal Pradesh, their propagation, cultivation, processing, marketing and value addition.

Yachuli village, Lower Subansiri district.

5/3/2009-9/3/2009

2

a) Acacia mangium, a prospect tree species for Arunachal Pradesh.

b) Forest of Arunachal Pradesh and its role in environment management.

c) Tree improvement.

d) Timber species of Arunachal Pradesh and its management.

e) Nursery techniques of different species.

f) Propagation, cultivation and management of medicinal plants, bamboo and aromatic plants for economic development of Arunachal Pradesh.

g) Orchids and floriculture development in Arunachal Pradesh.

Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.

16/3/2009-20/3/2009

3

Propagation, cultivation and management of medicinal and aromatic plants for economic development of Arunachal Pradesh.

Hollongi, Balijan.

30/11/09-01/12/09

4

Propagation, cultivation, utilization and management of bamboo in A.P for economic development.

Kimin, Papum Pare district.

30/11/09-01/12/09

5

Propagation, cultivation and management of orchids and bamboo of Arunachal Pradesh for economic development.

Hollongi, Balijan block, through Kokila Yarkum SHG.

08/12/10-09/12/10

6

Forests & Forestry in Arunachal Pradesh and management of global warming/climate change.

Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.

13/12/10-14/12/10

7

Forests & Forestry/ wildlife management in Arunachal Pradesh.

Circle office, tarasso, Papum Pare district.

22/12/10-23/12/10

8

Forests & Forestry/ management of global warming 7 wildlife management.

Poma Village Development Society, Balijan Cicle, Poma .

28/12/10-29/12/10

9

Orchids and floriculture development in Arunachal Pradesh.

Poma Village Development Society, Balijan Cicle, Poma.

09/03/11-10/03/11

10

Orchids and floriculture development in Arunachal Pradesh.

SFRI, Itanagar.

13/03/11-14/03/11

11

Orchids and floriculture development in Arunachal Pradesh.

Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.

15/03/11-16/03/11

12

Propagation, cultivation and management of orchids, bamboo and medicinal plants in Arunachal Pradesh for economic development.

Namsai, Lohit district.

26/03/11-27/03/11

13

Propagation, cultivation and management of orchids, bamboo and medicinal plants in Arunachal Pradesh for economic development.

Wakro, Lohit district.

28/03/11-29/03/11

14

Propagation, cultivation and management of orchids, bamboo and medicinal plants in Arunachal Pradesh for economic development.

Lathaw research (Silviculture) Nursery, Lathaw, Lohit district.

30/03/11-31/03/11

15

Development of medicinal plants, orchids and floriculture in Arunachal Pradesh for economic development.

Kudh Village, Kimin Circle.

07/03/12-08/03/12

16

Development of medicinal plants, orchids and floriculture in Arunachal Pradesh for economic development.

Range Forest office, Tarajuli.

23/03/12-24/03/12

17

Canes of Arunachal Pradesh, its nursery management, cultivation and application.

Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.

26/03/12-27/03/12

18

Orchids and floriculture development in Arunachal Pradesh

Orchid Research and Development centre, Tippi.

28/03/12-29/03/12

19

Forests and wildlife management in Arunachal Pradesh.

Divisional Forest Office,Banderdewa.

30/03/12-31/03/12

20

· Non Timber Forest Products of Arunachal Pradesh and its prospects in rural development.

· propagation, cultivation and management of orchids of economic development of Arunachal Pradesh.

· Modern techniques in bamboo products by different industries and its utilization of Arunachal Pradesh.

· Present Forest Management technique in Arunachal Pradesh.

· Effect of global warming and climate change.

· Biodiversity & wildlife management on A.P.

1.Rono Auditorium (Doimukh Circle)

2.Drupong Forest Range Office (Banderdewa Circle).

2012-2013

(2 Trainings)

21

· Forests of Arunachal Pradesh and its role in management of Global warming.

· Forest fire and wildlife, its management in Arunachal Pradesh.

· Traditional management of forests and wildlife in Arunachal Pradesh.

· Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh and its propagation, cultivation for economic development in Arunachal Pradesh.

· Development of nursery for quality plant materials of orchids, seasonal flower, aroides and other NTFPs.

· Orchids and flower cultivation as an income generating entry point activities of JFMC programmes.

1.Rakap village (Balijan Circle),

2.Khamyir village (Balijan Circle) and

3.Jullang village (Banderdewa Circle).

2013-2014

(3 trainings)

22

Non Timber Forest Produces, Agarwood and Lac plant cultivation and processing.

VVK, Chessa (for participants from Chessa, Sonajuli, Drupong, Kimin and Saugram village).

30/3/2015

to 31/3/2015

23

Biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh.

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Itanagar (students).

6/2/2016

24

1.Two no. of training organized for 42 no. persons from Likabali, Siloni, Nilok, Boragam, Liru, Kangku, Kamcham, Ngopi. Non Timber Forest Product of Arunachal Pradesh and wildlife management, Forest and Forestry of Arunachal Pradesh.

Likabali.

3/3/2016

to 4/3/2016

25

2.Forest and Forestry of Arunachal Pradesh.

VVK, Chessa.

17/3/2016

to 18/3/2016


                               

Project-5

Title of the Project- Development of Botanic Gardens as Centre of ex-situ conservation (LEAD GARDEN) at Chessa.
Funding agency -Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India New Delhi.
Budget outlay -Rs. 20,00,000 (2nd Installment yet to receive)
Duration of the project -3 years (2008-09 to 2011-12)
Principal investigator -Dr. L.R. Bhuyan, Sys. Botanist/ Nodal Officer, Dr. G. Murtem, F/Geneticist, DFO, Silviculture Division.
Co investigator/Associates - Nil.

Objectives of the Project -

Undertaken studies on ex-situ and in-situ conservation of natural resources including rare, endangered and threatened species though establishment of Lead Garden.

Achievements/and Result -

Established Palmatum, Musa (Banana) garden, Piper garden, Wild Edible plant Garden, Ethnobotanical plants garden; Development of Lily pond withdifferent aquatic plants, Canetum, Bambusetum, Medicinal plants garden, Rain Water harvesting, Construction of latrine-bathroom etc.

List of RET plants planted in the Botanic Garden, Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa, under Lead Garden Project, MoEF and CC.

Sl.No.

Local name

Botanical name

Family

Category

(R/E/T)

Nos. of plant conserved

Phenology of the plant

Remarks

1

Albizia arunachalensis

Mimosaceae

R

5

Fl. 3-4

Fr. 8-10

Subtropical plant, plant health not good.

2

Kaphul, Kulanjan

Alpinia allughas

Zingiberaceae

R

7

Fl. 3-4

3

Agar

Aquilaria agallocha

Aquilariaceae

R

6

Fl. 3-4

Fr. 7-8

4

Begonia arborensis

Begoniaceae

R

6

Fl. 10-11

5

Lejai/ Takat

Calamus acanthospathus

Arecaceae

R

6

Y.S.

6

Calamus assamica

Arecaceae

R

6

7

Cyathea spinulosa

Cyatheaceae

R

4

8

Cyathea gigantia

Cyatheaceae

R

4

9

Raidang

Daemonorops jenkinstanus

Arecaceae

E

6

Fl. 10-11

Fr. 3-4

No fruiting seen.

10

Decalepis hamiltonii

Periplocaceae

T

6

Collected from Karnataka.

11

Borthekera

Garcinia cowa

Clusisceae

E

6

Fl. 10-11

Fr. 4-5

12

Gnetum gnemon

Gnetum gnemon

E

2

Y.S.

13

Bhuidchampa

Kaemphaeria rotunda

Zingiberaceae

E

6

Fl. 3-4

14

Kayea assamica

Clusiaceae

E

4

Fl. 3-4

Endemic to Dollungmukh Area. Plant health not good. Fruits also collected, germinated but survival rate 20%

15

Mahua

Madhuca butyraceoides

Sapotaceae

R

4

Y.S

16

Magnolia pealiana

Magnoliaceae

R

2

Y.S.

17

Bon Aam

Mangifera sylvetica

Anacardiaceae

E

2

Fl. 2-3

Fr. 6-7

18

Malbhog kal

Musa velutina

Musaceae

R

4

No timing

19

Red banana

Musa uranoscopus

Musaceae

E

4

No timng

20

Ormosia robusta

Mimosaceae

E

2

Y.S.

21

Jangli khejur

Phoenix rupicola

Arecaceae

E

6

Y.S.

22

Sisir

Phoebe coperiana

Lauraceae

R

6

Fl. 2-3

Fr. 10-11

23

Garukatamul

Pinanga gracilis

Arecaceae

E

4

Fl. 4-5

Fl. 11-12

24

Rante

Piper arunachalensis

Piperaceae

R

4

25

Rante/ Round pipli

Piper mullesua

Piperaceae

R

6

All time

26

Rante

Piper peepuloides

Piperaceae

R

4

Y.S.

27

Rante

Piper wallichii

Piperaceae

E

2

Y.S.

28

Hati bet

Plectocomia assamica

Arecaceae

E

2

Fr. 6-7

29

Pencil wood

Podocarpus nerifolia

Podocarpaceae

E

2

30

Sarpagandha

Rauvolfia serpentine

Apocynaceae

E

6

All time

31

Tollum

Stapletonia (Schizostachyum) arunachalensis

Poaceae

E

8

Y.S.

32

Dolo

Schizostachyum dullooa

Poaceae

E

6

Y.S.

33

Kumarika

Smilex orthoptera

Smilacaceaee

R

4

Y.S.

34

Tezmoi

Zanthoxyllum oxyphyllum

Rutaceae

R

4

Y.S.

List of Piper introduced in the Piper Plant Garden:

Names of species introduced and No. of plants maintained

Local name

Names of plants introduced

Over all health of the species

1. Piper haridasanii

2. Piper lonchites

3. Piper atenuata

4. Piper acutistignum

6

6

6

6

2 Nos. survived

2 nos. survived

1 No. survived

1 No. survived

List of Musa introduced in the Musa Plant Garden:

Names of species introduced

Local name

Nos of plants introduced

Over all health of the species

1. Musa balbisiana

2. Musa champa

3. Musa chinensis

4. Musa chinensis

5. Musa paradisica

6. Musa sapientum

7. Musa velutina

8. Musa spp.

9. Ensete ventricosum

10. Musaspp.

11. Musa uranoscopus

Bhim kal

Cheni kal

Jahaji kal (Dwarf Var.)

Jahaji kal (Tall Var.)

Pura kal

Manohar kal

Malbhog kal

Guwahatia kal

Ram Kal

Wild banaba 2 Varieties

Ranga kal/ Red banana

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

3

8

6

good

List of Wild Edible introduced in the Lead Garden:

Sl. No.

Names of species introduced and No. of plants maintained

Local name

Germ plasm maintained

Over all health of the species

1

Aegle marmelos

Bel

4

Good

2

Annona reticulata

Atlas

4

,,

3

Antidesma acuminata

Heloch

4

,,

4

Artocarpus chaplasha

Somkathal

4

,,

5

Artocarpus heterophyllus

Kathal

4

,,

6

Artocarpus lakoocha

Bohot

4

,,

7

Areca catechu

Tamol

4

,,

8

Baccurea sapida

Letaku

4

,,

9

Caryota urens

Chewa

4

,,

10

Citrus decumana

Rabatenga

4

,,

11

Dillenia indica

Outenga

4

,,

12

Elaeocarpus floribundus

Jalphai

4

,,

13

Emblica officinalis

Amlakhi

4

,,

14

Garuga pinnata

Pani amora

4

,,

15

Horsfieldia amygdalina

Amol

4

,,

16

Livistona jenkensiana

Tokou

4

,,

17

Madhuca butyraceoides

Mahua

4

,,

18

Mangifera indica

Am

4

,,

19

Mimosops elengi

Bokul

4

,,

20

Moringa oleifera

Sajina

4

,,

21

Phoebe cooperiana

Sinsir/ Sanser

4

,,

22

Phoenix sylvestris

Khajuri

4

,,

23

Pinanga gracilis

Garuhatuamul

4

,,

24

Psidium guajava

Guava

4

,,

25

Spondias pinnata

Amora

4

,,

26

Spondias axillaris

Lichu

4

,,

27

Syzygium cuminii

Jamuk

4

,,

28

Syzygium kurzii

Bogijamu

4

,,

29

Tamarindus indica

Teteli

4

,,

30

Terminalia citrina

Hillikha

4

,,

31

Terminalia belerica

Bohera

4

,,

32

Ziziphus mauritiana

Bogori

4

,,

33

Zanthoxylum oxyphyllum

Tezmoi

4

,,

List of Palm introduced in the Palmatum:

Names of species introduced

Local name

Nos of plants introduced

Over all health of the species

1. Acoloraphe wrightea

2. Areca triandra

3. Bismarckia nobilis

4. Dypsis lutescens syn. Chrysalodeo carpus

5. Dypsis decaryi

6. Elaes guiananesis

7. Hyophorbia legenecouras

8. Licuala spinosa

9. Livistona rotundifolia

10. Oryodoxa regia

11. Phoenix rupicola

12. Phoenix pusila

13. Phoenix roebeliana

14. Pandanus furcatus

15. Wallichia disticha

3

4

3

4

3

3

6

6

6

4

8

6

6

Good

List of Bamboos introduced in the Bambusetum(PI - Dr. L.R. Bhuyan):

Names of species introduced

Local name

Nos of plants introduced

Over all health of the species

1. Bambusa vulgaris

2. Drepanostachyum sp.

3. Stapletonia arunachalensis syn. Schizostachyum arunachalensis

4. Schizostachyum dullooa

5. Phyllostachys aurea

6. Phyllostachys nigra

7. Guaduaangustufolia

8. Sasa spp.

Kala bah/ Black bamboo

Talom

Dolo bah

1

4

6 (1 No. survived)

8 (2 Nos.survived)

4

4

6

4

Good

List of Canes introduced in the Canetum (PI - Dr. L.R. Bhuyan):

Names of species introduced

Local name

Nos. of plants introduced

Over all health of the species

Calamus acanthospathus

Lejai

6

Good

Calamus leptospadix

Takot

6

Good

Calamus tenuis

Jati

6

Good

Calamus flagellum

Raidang

6

Good

Calamus erectus

Jeng

6

Good

Calamus floribundus

Lejai

6

Good

Calamus gracilis

Chulibet

6

Not good, 1 no. survived

Daemonorops jenkinsiana

Super Raidang

6

1 No. survived

Plectocomia assamica

Hati bet

6

4 nos. survived

Development and Improvements of Lily (PI - Dr. L.R. Bhuyan):

Sl No.

Names of species introduced

Local name

Nos of plants introduced

Over all health of the species

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

Callitriche spp.

Eichornia crassipes

E.crassipes var.

Jussiaea repens

Monochoria hastata

Nelumbo nucifera

Nymphaea stellata

Nymphaea nouchali

Ottelia alismoides

Pistia stratiotes

Lemna paucicostata

Trapa bispinosa

Vallisneria spiralis

BorMeteka

Saru Meteka

Podum/ Kamal

Boga Bhet

Ranga Bhet

Saru bhet

Bor puni

Saru puni

Shingori

4

6

6

4

6

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

Good

List of medicinal plants introduced in the medicinal plants garden:

Sl. No.

Botanical Name

Origin of collection

1

Decalepis hamiltonii

FRLHT, Bangaluru

2

Wrightia tinctoria

FRLHT, Bangaluru

3

Glycosmis mauririana

,,

4

Vitex altissima

,,

5

Ceasalpinia sapan

,,

6

Ipoemia mauritiana

,,

7

Mithagyna parvifolia

,,

8

Woodfordia fruticosa

,,

9

Lodelia trilobata

,,

10

Eleagnus contesta

,,

11

Centratherum pumelatum

,,

12

Chryssophyllum caryota

,,

13

Ruta giaveolense

,,

14

Klenia grandifolia

,,

15

Rotica indica

,,

List of Ethnobotanical Plants introduced in the Lead Garden:

  1. Abroma augusta
  2. Acorus calamus
  3. Abrus Precatorius
  4. Ageratum conyzoides
  5. Allium hookeri
  6. Alo cassia forniculata
  7. Alpinia allughas
  8. Alstonia scholaris
  9. Andrographis paniculata
  10. Angiopteris evecta
  11. Anisomeles ovata
  12. Artemisia indica
  13. Begonia roxburghii
  14. Begonia palmata
  15. Blechnum oricutale
  16. Brassiopsis glomerulata
  17. Callicarpa arborea
  18. Campylaudra aurantiaca
  19. Carex cruciata
  20. Carica papaya
  21. Casearia vareca
  22. Centella asiatica
  23. Christella parasitica
  24. Chromolaena odorata
  25. Clerodendrum glandulosum
  26. Colocasia affinis’
  27. Coelogyne pectata
  28. Costus specious
  29. Curcuma aromatica
  30. Curcuma caesia
  31. Cynodon dectylon
  32. Dioscorea bulbifera
  33. Drymaria diandra
  34. Eleusine corocana
  35. Eryngium foetidum
  36. Eupatorium odoratum
  37. Garcinia pedunculata
  38. Hedychium dekianum
  39. Hedyotis scandens
  40. Hyptis suaveolens
  41. Impatiens latiflora
  42. Impatiens tripetala
  43. Indofevillea Khasiana
  44. Litsea cobeba
  45. Lantana camara
  46. Musa velutina
  47. Mastersia assamica
  48. Michelia champaca
  49. Mikania micrantha
  50. Ocimum basilicum
  51. Ocimum sanctum
  52. Oxalis corniculata
  53. Oxalis debilis
  54. Plantago major
  55. Piper longum
  56. Piper nigrum
  57. Phyllanthus emblica
  58. Plumbago zylanica
  59. Pouzolzia hirta
  60. Rhus Chinensis
  61. Ricinus communis
  62. Solanum kurzii
  63. Solanum spirale
  64. Solanum tarvum
  65. Spilanthes acmella
  66. Spilanthes paniculata
  67. Solanum nigrum
  68. Toddalia asiatica
  69. Urena lobata
  70. Xanthium strumonium
  71. Zanthoxylum armatum
  72. Zingiber officinale
  73. Bauhinia variegate
  74. Chenopodium album

Project-6

Title of the Project - Conservation and restoration of unique vegetation and eco- systems.
Funding agency - Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India New Delhi.
Budget outlay - Rs. 11, 00,000
Fund released: Rs. 8, 00,000
Fund Spent: Rs.1, 20,000
Duration of the project - 1 year (2010-11).
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates -Dr. A.N. Rao,

Objectives of the Project-

Progress:

Two tours were undertaken, first one to Lohit and Anjaw district and another to West Kameng and Tawang district for survey of unique vegetation.

  1. We have observed one unique vegetation at Udayak Pass near Hawa Pass of Lohit district. The vegetation is rich and confined with two bamboos namely Sinarundinaria griffithiana and Schizostachyum fuchsianum. Scizostachyum fuchsianum is endemic to this area only. The area lies in between N 27º56.257 and E 096º21.693 at the elevation of 1574 m. Forest type is Sub-tropical bamboo mixed forests. The area is also rich in Begonia and Impatiens.
  2. Albizia arunachalensis is an endemic species of Arunachal Pradesh and found in West Kameng district only. This plant is found after crossing Ziro Point towards Bomdila in between latitude N 27º10.639 and N 27º10.924, longitude E 092º34.888 and E 092º35.119 at the altitude from 1421 m to 1332 m. The area may be considered as unique vegetation along with the sub tropical virgin forests. The Forest type is Sub-tropical broad leaved forests.
  3. Gymnocladus assamicus is a critically endangered plants found in roadside at Dirang - Saper Camp area of West Kameng district. Earlier, there were 10 trees only, but now there are only seven nos. of trees left. The area lies between N 27º23.198-27º23.485 and E 092º12.618-092º11.215 at the elevation of 1645-1716 m. The area may be considered as Unique Vegetation while the plant is facing threats and conservation measures should be taken immediately. Forest type is Sub-tropical pine forests.
  4. The vegetation of Illicium griffithii at Mandla Pudung is very unique and it looks like plantation. The area starts from Dwanga village and ends at Merakmu village. It lies between N 27º18.837-27º17.269 and E 092º15.007-092º15.453 at the elevation of 2436-2900 m. The forest type is subtropical to alpine forests and mixed with Acer, Alnus, Lindera, Cinnamomum, Rubus and in the top Tsuga dumosa. The forest type seen in the area is Temperate mixed forests.
  5. There is a unique fir forests at Geshila covering about 4 Sq. Km. The area is full of Abies densa and Rhododendrons as under shrubs. The area also rich in some rare medicinal plants like Bergenia ciliata, Swertia hookeri etc. The area is nearly 9 Km far from Y Junction and extended from Geshela pass to Geshela peak. It lies at longitude Geshela Pass N 27º38.278-E 091º54.548, Geshela middle point N 27º37.709-E 091º55.114 and Geshela peak N 27º37.019-E 091º55.011 and altitudes 4044 msl, 3911 msl, and 3950 msl respectively. The area may be considered as unique vegetation. The forest type is Alpine conifer forests.
  6. Tawang district has very diversity of Rhododendrons. During this tour, I visited the Nagula and Y Junction area and undertake a survey of Rhododendrons found in those areas. Though, it was not actual flowering time, I saw some blooming Rhododendrons and found that all the hills of these areas are covered with Rhododendrons only. Therefore, this area may be considered as Unique Vegetation of Rhododendron. The species available in this area are Rhododendron wightii, R. canabarinum, R. dalhousiae var., R. arboretum, R. thomsonii etc. The area lies at longitude Nagula point N 27º39.616 and latitude - E 091º51.567, Nagula lake N 27º40.196 and E 091º51.296 and Y Junction N 27º40.694 - E 091º51.506 and altitudes 4173 msl, 4233 msl, and 4282 msl respectively.
  7. There is a very good vegetation of Quercus griffithii at Lumla near Lumla Range Forest Office. Quercus griffithii is widely used for construction purpose in that area. The area lies between latitude N 27º31.936 to 27º31.908 and longitude E 091º43.133 to E 091º43.054 at the altitude of 2258-2282 msl. The forest type is temperate broad-leaved forests.


                   

Project-7

Title of the Project - Establishment of centre of excellence/Heritage Garden at Chessa.
Funding agency - Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
Budget outlay - Rs. 99,97,200 ,
Fund Released: Rs. 99,97,200/-
Duration of the project - 36 Months (2011-12 to 2014-15).
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates -Nil.

Objectives of the Project-

Undertake studies on ex-situ and in-situ conservation of natural resources of flora.Evolve appropriate agro-forestry techniques for restoring degraded forests and environment, to provide alternative means of earnings and upliftment of rural economy.

Progress:

All activities under this project were carried out by DFO, Silviculture likeConstruction of Type IV quarter at VVK, Chessa, Botanical Museum at VVK, Chessa, Retaining wall of Lily pond, Water Tank at Nursery, purchase of vehicle etc. The PI constructed the RCC signboards, enrichment of Piper garden, canetum, palmatum and collected other plants from FRLHT, Bangalore. Purchased a large sized Scanner for digitization of herbarium.

Project-8

Title of the Project - Infrastructure development of APF Herbarium.
Funding agency - State CAMPA (2011-12).
Budget outlay - Rs. 1,50,000
Duration of the project - 1 year.
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates - Nil.
Objectives of the Project -Digitization of APF Herbarium at State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar.
Progress: - Purchased a computer spending Rs. 49,000/-. and training of Tech. Asstt. on Herbarium development and maintenance at FRLHT, Bangalore.

Project-9

Title of the Project-Integrated approach for characterization, conservation and value addition of Agarwood (Aquilaria malaccensis) using biotechnological approaches.
Funding agency-Dept. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, CGO Complex, New Delhi -110 003.
Budget outlay - Rs. 33, 65,610
Fund received: - Rs. 25,13,931
Duration of the projec t -36 months (2012-13 - 2015-16).
Principal investigator-Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates -Mrs. Yapi Pangu.

Objectives of the Project:

PROGRESS:

  1. One Terchnical Asstt., one Field Asstt.and two Grafter had been appointed for projected activities.
  2. Selection of Plus Trees: 295 trees have been selected from East Siang, Namsai and Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh; Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Shonitpur, Nagaon and Lakhimpur district of Assam.
  3. Establishment of Nursery and maintenance: A nursery developed with 11 beds, one grafting hall and a green/ netlon house wasconstructed at Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.
  4. Seed collection and production of seedlings: Seeds were collected from the selected trees of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam and some seeds were sown in the nursery beds and some are in poybags directly at Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa. Produced more than 20,000 seedlings from quality seeds.
  5. Vegetative propagation from branch cutting was tried. More than 2000 cuttings were planted treating with rooting hormone (rootex) but not successful at all.
  6. Establishment of plantation: plantations of Agarwood with one ha land established in the following locations:
    1. Kimin under Boda Village Forest Management Committee.
    2. Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.
    3. Deka Village Forest Management Committee, under Nari Forest Range, Pasighat Forest Division,Pasighat, East Siang district.
    4. Renuk Village Forest Management Committee, Manmow under Nampong Forest Range, Jayrampur Forest Division, Changlang district.
    5. Lathaw, Research Range, Namsai, Lohit district, under Silviculture Division, State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar.
  7. Artificial Inoculation by TERI, New Delhi: Artificial inoculation done in 30 no. trees at Mahinial village, Golaghat district, Assam during the month of August, 2014. Again 17 trees were artificially inoculated at Jairampur, Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh during the month of August. Another 15 nos. trees were inoculated at Motum and Kiyit Village, East Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.

Constraints, if any:

Not received 3rd installment, completed all proposed activities within the received amount, yet to receive/ reimburse from DDT Rs. 1,61,000/-

Publication from the Project, if any:

  1. Development of Nursery Techniques, propagation, cultivation and management practices of Aquilaria malaccensis (Agarwood) in North East India for livelihood. Poster presented in the 13th National Silvicultural Conference at Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehra Dun, on 22nd to 28th November, 2014. (Silviculture event).
  2. Propagation, cultivation and management of Aquilaria malaccensis(Agarwood) and its livelihood opportunities: Paper presented in the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Agarwood Research organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (ICFRE), Assam on 10-11 March,2015.


                   


                   

Project-10

Title of the Project - Ethnobotanical studies on Memba and Ramo tribes of Menchukha, West Siang district.
Funding agency - State CAMPA.
Budget outlay - Rs. 1,0,000
Fund received - Rs. 1,00,000
Duration of the project- 1 year.
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R Bhuyan
Co investigators/Associates -Mrs. Yapi Pangu.

Objectives of the Project:

  1. Proper assessment, documentation and conservation of the medicinal plants used by the tribes.
  2. Regeneration study of the plants for sustainable utilization.
  3. Creation of awareness among the local communities for conservation of these medicinal plants for sustainable utilization.
  4. Study on commercial aspects/ application of the plants in modern treatment systems

Progress:

A tour was undertaken w.e.f. 2nd January, 2015 to 8th January, 2015 for survey and field study about the ethnobotanical plants used by Memba and Khamba tribe. A total number of 55 ethnobotanical plants representing 38 genera belonging to 29 families used by the Memba and Ramo tribes of Menchukha were recorded from the study area and the plants were collected, pressed and processed for herbarium for further study. Due to off season and dryness, the collection of plants were least. Further study could help us to collect more information about the ethnobotanical plants used by the Memba tribes. The awareness campaign on Medicinal Plants, its conservation and sustainable utilization was a great success and it was told that, this is the first of its kind training on medicinal plants organized by us which provided lots of information to the local people. More than 30 man and woman attended the campaign including ASM and college students. The Circle Officer of Menchukha also encourages us for such type of activities and request us to conduct full fledge training in future on all non timber forest produces as a whole. (Full report submitted).

Constraints, if any-

The period was very dry and no grasslands flora could be seen during the tour in nearby Menchukha area. But uphills areas were quite favoured.

Publication from the Project, if any:

A paper on preliminary studies on floral diversity of Menchukha area is published in the Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research, Vol. 30-31 (2015-16).


                   

Project-11 (2nd Phase)

Title of the Project- Development of Botanic Gardens as Centre of ex-situ conservation (LEAD GARDEN) at Chessa.
Funding agency -Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India New Delhi.
Budget outlay -Rs. 31,67,000 (2nd Installment)
Duration of the project-3 years (2008-09 to 2011-12 but we had not received 2nd installment in time), extended upto 2016-17.
Principal investigator - Dr. L.R. Bhuyan, Systematic Botanist and Nodal Officer.
Dr. G. Murtem, Forest Geneticist, DFO, Silviculture Division.
Objectives of the Project -Undertake studies on ex-situ and in-situ conservation of natural resources including rare, endangered and threatened species though establishment of Lead Garden.

Progress:

Construction of Fern House, Green house, Orchid house, RCC road, RCC bench and collection and enrichment of the existing gardens at Van Vigyan Kendra, Chessa.

Publication from the Project, if any:

A booklet on Van Vigyan Kendra is being prepared and will be published by April, 2017.

Project-12

Title of the Project-Establishment of one hectare high altitude medicinal plants garden at Bomdila.
Funding agency -Under TFC
Budget outlay -Rs. 2,00,000
Duration of the project -1 year
Principal investigator -Dr. L.R. Bhuyan, Sys. Botanist
Co PI - Mrs. Yapi Pangu

Objectives of the Project -

  1. Survey and documentation of high altitude medicinal plantsof Arunachal Pradesh.
  2. Establishment of 1 ha demo plantation of high altitude medicinal plants at Bomdila.
  3. Conservation of medicinal plants through cultivation for sustainable development.

Progress:

  1. Plantation site selected at Bomdila near high altitude bambusetum at Tin mile.
  2. Field works are being done by Range Forest Officer, Research Range, Dirang.
  3. A tour was undertaken to Bomdila and Tawang for survey and collected about 10 medicinal plants.
  4. Second tour was undertaken to Menchukha, West Kameng district for collection of high altitude medicinal plants and about 40 medicinal plants collected from Menchukha area and planted in the garden.
  5. Sign Board and name plates were prepared at VVK, Chessa and fixed in the garden accordingly.

Project-13

Title of the project : Ethnobotanical studies on Khamba and Adi tribe of Tuting area, Upper Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh.
Duration of the project : One year.
Total amount of grant : Rs. 1,00,000
Amount spent : Rs. 1,00,000

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Survey, documentation and assessment of the medicinal plants used by the tribes.
  2. Regeneration study of the plants for sustainable utilization.
  3. Creation of awareness among the local communities for conservation of these medicinal plants for sustainable utilization.
  4. Study on commercial aspects/ application of the plants in modern treatment systems.

Progress Achieved:

A total number of 58 ethnobotanical plants representing 53 genera belonging to 36families used by the Khamba and Adi tribes of Tuting area were recorded from the study area and the plants were collected, pressed and processed for herbarium for further study. Due to heavy rain during the tour, collection of plants were least. Further study could help us to collect more information about the ethnobotanical plants used by the tribes. The awareness campaign on Medicinal Plants, its conservation and sustainable utilization was a great success and it was told that, this is the first of its kind training on medicinal plants organized by us which provided lots of information to the local people. More than 26 man and womanattended the campaign including ASM and college students. The Addl. Deputy Commissioner of Tuting also encourages us for such type of activities and request us to conduct full fledge training in future on all non timber forest produces as a whole.

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND CONSERVATION OF PLANTS:

An awareness campaign was organized on Medicinal Plants, its conservation and sustainable utilization available in Tuting area on 26thSeptember,2015 during the tour to Tuting in the Circuit house, Tuting with the help of Beyoled Khamba Welfare Society, Tuting. Shri Kabit Apang, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Tuting inaugurated the campaign and more than 26 persons attended the campaign. After the presentation detailed discussion was held with the participants and most of the participants were informed that, there is no such forest activities in this sub division and this is the first awareness campaign of its kind organized at Tuting. Er. R. Taying, AE, PHE, Tuting enquired about the Ammomum subulatum and Paris polyphyllawhich are illegally traded from the Tuting area. The participants were very keen to know about the highly valued medicinal plants of tropical and subtropical forests and about their propagation, cultivation, management and marketing. So, I elaborated and demonstrated them about propagation, cultivation, management and marketing of some medicinal plants grown in that locality as far as possible. They also enquired about availability of seedlings of such medicinal plants and requested me to inform the concern Range Forest Officer/ Divisional Forest Officer for establishment of a nursery for this purpose.

MARKET SURVEY AND TRADING:

We undertake a survey in the local market of Tuting about ethnobotanical plants sold in the market and following plants were available in the market.

  1. Areca catechu (Tamul)
  2. Boehmeria platyphylla (Ompey)
  3. Centella asiatica (Kiiling kiiroh)
  4. Cinnamomum tamala (Raping eshing) Dry leaves.
  5. Clerodendron colebrookianum (Ongin)
  6. Houttyunia cordata (Lorum)
  7. Paederia foetida (Eperiang)
  8. Pouzolzia viminalis (Oick/ Looma losot)
  9. Solanum nigrum (Horr/ Hilli)
  10. Solanum torvum (Kopi pimik) fruits.
  11. Thysanolaena maxima (Jharu/ Broom stick)

It was informed me by some people that Ammomum subulatum fruits (Large cardamom), Bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Dalchini), leaves of Cinnamomum tamala (Tezpat) and roots of Paris polyphylla are traded illegally from that locality. The cost is vary and unstable depending on availability of raw material and demand.

PUBLICATIONS OF SYSTEMATIC BOTANY DIVISION:

a) Research papers/ Bulletins/ paper presented :

  1. Wild Edible Plants of Arunachal Pradesh, Published in Arunachal Forest News, Vol. 10, No. 1 (1990) with Dr. K. Haridasan and M.L. Deori
  2. Observation on Growth Performance of Some Tropical Trees of Arunachal Pradesh Under Cultivated Conditions: Published in the Arunachal Forest News, Vol. 14, No. 2 (1996) with K. Haridasan.
  3. Some Commercial Important Medicinal Plants of North East India. Paper Presented in the National Seminar of Traditional Herbal Medicines of Assam organized by the Botany Department of Dhemaji College, Assam and University Grant Commission (UGC) on 4th and 5th January, 1998. Published in the Arunachal Forest News, Vol. 18, No. 1 & 2 (2002).
  4. Some Plants Used as Medicine by the Nishi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh: A Preliminary Study. Paper presented in the National Symposium on Tribal Medicines of North East India organized by Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur, Assam, sponsored by DRDO, ICMR, DISM & H, DBT, Govt., of India, 25-27 May 1998 and published in the J. Econ. & Taxon. Botany, Vol, 27, No. 2 (2003), pp 447-450.
  5. Enthobotany and its scope in Arunachal Pradesh. Paper published in Arunachal Forest News (1999), Vol. 17, No. 1 &2.
  6. Preliminary Observations on Ethnobotany of Tagin Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Paper presented in the National Seminar on Traditional Knowledge base on Herbal Medicines and Plant Resources of North East India, Protection, Utilization and Conservation, organized by National Institute of Science Communication, CSIR, New Delhi, at Guwahati (Assam), from March 13-15, 2001 (Published in the Sourvenir).
  7. Regional Red date book- An urgent need for Environmental Planning in North East Region. Paper with K. Haridasa and A. Sarmah presented in the National Workshop on Arunachal Pradesh: Environmental Planning and Challenges held on 16-19th Dec’ 99.
  8. TOKO (Livistona Jenkinsiana) – SFRI Bulletin No. 10 with K. Haridasan, J. Basar and N.S. Bisht.
  9. Canes (Rattans) of N.E. Region and Economic aspect of its furnishers/equipment: The Prantik (An Assamese Magazine) 16-31 December, 2000, Vol. No. in Assamese.
  10. Ginseng in Arunachal Pradesh: The Pranik (An Assamese Magazine) in Assamese, 1-15 July, 1996.
  11. Ginseng in Arunachal Pradesh: The Pranik (An Assamese Magazine) in Assamese, 1-15 July, 1996.
  12. Natun Birikh Purani Naam (New Plants Old Names) in Assamese in the Prantik, 1-15 June, 1995.
  13. Notes on Bambusetum at Chessa, Arunachal Pradesh. Published in Arunachal Forest News (2000), Vol. 18, No. 1 & 2 with K. Haridasan, N.S. Bisht.
  14. A Study on Ethnobotany of Nyishi Tribe of Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, Master Thesis (1999).
  15. Gymnosperm diversity in Arunachal Pradesh (2001): Arunachal Forest News, Vol 19, (! &2), p 32-42 with K. Haridasan,and Anupam Sarmah.
  16. Medicinal Plants Sector in arunachal Pradesh – An Overview, The Indian Forester, Vol. 129, No. 1, January 2003 with K. Haridasan, A. Sarmah, N.S. Bisht.
  17. Field Manual for Propagation & Plantation of Canes in Arunachal Pradesh, (2002) SFRI Information Bulletin No. 15 with K. Haridasan, A. Sarmah, S. N. Hegde.
  18. Bamboo Resources in North East India: Paper presented in the International Bamboo Seminar (BAMTECH: 2003) at Guwahati organized by Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre, Guwahati, on 13-15 March, 2003 with K. Haridasan, S.N. Hedge.
  19. Piper longum – A Prospective Medicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh: Paper published in the Souveneer, on the Seminar/Workshop on Cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Arunachal Pradesh on 18-18th Nov, 2002.
  20. Bamboo and Canes of Arunachal Pradesh and its Propagation: Paper present in the Seminar on Microplanning of JFM at Itanagar on 22-25th May, 2003, organized by NAEB, Shillong, and Deptt. of Environment and Forests, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.
  21. Enthnomeddicines of Idu-Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh with J. Pulu. Paper presented in the Seminar on “Development Through Culture” organized by Vivekanand Kendra Institute of Culture, Arunachal Chapter, on 14-15th February, 2004 at Banquet Hall, Itanagar.
  22. Some selected Bamboos of Arunachal Pradesh and its propagation and cultivation: paper with Dr. K. Haridasn presented in the World Bamboo Congress at New Delhi w.e.f. 26.02.04 to 04.03.04.
  23. Orchids as Medicinal Plants: Paper was presented in the Kishan Mela at Roing on 30th May, 2004 organized by Essomi Foundation Trust, Roing in collaboration with RRL, SFRI, RRI (Ay) and SMPB.
  24. Some prospective high altitude medicinal plants of Arunachal Pradesh: Paper was presented at National Seminar on Medicinal Plants and Ayurveda on 10th and 11th June, 2004 at Banquet Hall organished by Regional Research Institute, (AY), Itanagar.
  25. Some Common Medicinal Plants used by Different Tribes of Arunachal and Neighbouring People of Assam: Aradhana (2004) Silver Jubilee Souvenir of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
  26. Field Manual for Propagation and plantation of Medicinal Plants (2003). SFRI Information Bulletin No. 16.
  27. Bamboo Diversity and Traditional Uses in Arunachal Pradesh (2006),paper was presented in National Seminar on Biodiversity & Indigenous Knowledge System organized by Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh on 25-26 Oct’ 2006.
  28. Issues and some conservation measures of medicinal and aromatic plants of Arunachal Pradesh (2006) :Paper was presented in the National Symposium on Issues and Challenges for Conservation of Plants and Ecosystems in India on 2-3 November, 2006 organised by Deptt. of Botany, NEHU at Shillong.
  29. Non Timber Forest Products of Arunachal Pradesh: Preliminary observation on production, revenue and taxation scenario: Paper was presented in the Seminar on “NTFPs in India: Production, Revenue and Taxation Scenario” organized by ATREE on 20-21 November,2006.
  30. COMMERCIALLY IMPORTANT BAMBOO SPECIES OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH (2006): Bhuyan,L.R. et. al. SFRI Bulletin No. 20, Published under NEC Project.
  31. Bamboo and its Propagation, Cultivation and Management (2006): Paper was presented in the Seminar cum Workshop on “Bamboo species of NE: Adoption of suitable cultivation techniques for socio economic development” organized by Deptt. of Forestry, NERIST on 15-16 December, 2006.
  32. Bamboo propagation, cultivation and management of bamboo plantations’ in the Training Workshop on Bamboo-based Production and Enterprise Management organized by International Network for Bamboo And Rattans, Central Institute for Bamboo And Resource Technology and National Mission on Bamboo Applications at Kudal, Maharashtra w.e.f. 22 – 28th Feb, 2007.
  33. ‘High Altitude Medicinal Plants of North East India with special reference to Arunachal Pradesh’ paper was presented in the workshop on Potential Growth and Development of Medicinal and Aromatic Plant to provide alternate Employment Opportunities for the Rural Poor and Youth held at National Institute of Rural Development, NERC, Khanapara, Guwahati organized by National Institute of Rural Development, NERC, Guwahati held on 23 – 24th March, 2007.
  34. Bamboos of Arunachal Pradesh and its propagation, experience from State Forest Research Institute, Itanagar. Paper was presented in the International Workshop on Bamboo organized by Institute of Himalayan Bio-resources Technology, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh in support of National Mission on Bamboo Applications, TIFAC, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India held at IHBT, Palampur on 18 – 19th April, 2007.
  35. Bamboo Nursery (2007) : Bhuyan, L.R. et. al., SFRI Bulletin No. 23, Published under National Bamboo Mission Project.
  36. FIELD MANUAL ON BAMBOO PROPAGATION(2007) : Bhuyan, L.R. et. al., SFRI Bulletin No. 24, Published under National Bamboo Mission Project.
  37. Field Manual on Bamboo Cultivation and management(2007) : Bhuyan, L.R. et. al., SFRI Bulletin No. 25, Published under National Bamboo Mission Project.
  38. HAND BOOK ONBAMBOOS OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH (2007) : Bhuyan, L.R. et. al., SFRI Bulletin No. 26, Published under National Bamboo Mission Project.
  39. Some Ethnomedicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh (2007) :Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research, Vol. 23 (1&2), p.45-50.
  40. Some Important Plant of High Altitude Areas of Arunachal Pradesh and Their Conservation for Sustainable Utilization (2009): National Seminar on Exploration, Utilization and Strategy Action Plan for Sustainable management of Plant resources, February 27-28,2009 organised by Deptt. of Botany, Gauhati University, Assam.
  41. Forests of Arunachal Pradesh and its role in management of environment (2009): Paper was presented on Farmers Training under Van Vigyan Kendra Project (ICFRE) held on March 16-20, 2009 at SFRI, Itanagar.
  42. Some rare and prospective medicinal Plants for cultivation in around the Pakhui Wild Life Sanctuary, Seijusa (2009): Paper was presented in the in the Community Level Awareness and Interactive Workshop on Rare and Threatened Medicinal Plants in and around the Pakhui Wild Life Sanctuary organized by Rajiv Gandhi University and ATREE (CEPF) on 1st July,2009 and published in the Proceeding of ATREE.
  43. Some Enthnomedicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh (2007): BULLETIN OF ARUNACHAL FOREST RESEARCH, Vol. 23 (1 & 2).
  44. Non Timber Forest Products of Arunachal Pradesh – scope, prospects and problems (2011): BULLETIN OF ARUNACHAL FOREST RESEARCH, Vol. 27 (1 & 2).
  45. Preliminary study on Primula species of Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh (2012-13): BULLETIN OF ARUNACHAL FOREST RESEARCH, Vol. 28 &29 (1 & 2).
  46. Bamboos of Arunachal Pradesh, its role and importance in socio-cultural activities and upliftment of rural economy: Paper presented in the National Seminar on Recent Advances on Bamboo Research and Development in India organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, ICFRE, Jorhat, Assam on 6-7 th February, 2014.
  47. Bamboos of high altitude areas of Arunachal Pradesh, its traditional uses and Livelihood. Paper presented in the National Seminar on Bamboo organized by Institute of Himalayan Bioresource and Technology, ICFRE on 17th October, 2014.
  48. Development of Nursery Techniques, propagation, cultivation and management practices of Aquilaria malaccensis (Agarwood) in North East India for livelihood. Poster presented in the 13th National Silvicultural Conference at Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehra Dunon 22nd to 28th November, 2014. (Silviculture event).
  49. High altitude medicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh and its prospects for rural development: Paper presented in the 13th National Silvicultural Conference at Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehra Dun on 22nd to 28th November, 2014. (Medicinal Plants Event).
  50. Medicinal Plants of Arunachal Pradesh and its role in traditional healing: Paper presented in the National Workshop on Traditional Healing in North East India organized by the Regional Ayurvedic Research Institute, Itanagar, Deptt. of AYUSH, Govt. of India at Ziro, Lower Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh on2-3 December, 2014.
  51. Viable Practice of Broom Grass Cultivation in Arunachal Pradesh, MANJARI,Vol. 1, No. 1, Oct. 2014 published by NTFP Centre of Excellence, JICA PROJECT, TRIPURA.
  52. Propagation, cultivation and management of Aquilaria malaccensis (Agarwood) and its livelihood opportunities: Paper presented in the National Seminar on Recent Advances in Agarwood Research organized by Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat (ICFRE), Assam on 10-11 March, 2015.
  53. “Some wild edible and medicinal plants of Arunachal Pradesh and its prospects in development of rural economy” abstract published and paper presented in the National Conference on Horticulture on 16-18 January, 2016 organized by College of Forestry and Horticulture, Central Agriculral University, Pasighat.
  54. Preliminary observation on Floral Diversity of Menchukha, West Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh, Bulletin of Arunachal Forest Research (2015-2016), Vol. 30-31, Nos. 1 &2.
  55. Ethnobotanical observations on bioresources management in Northeast India, J. Traditional and Folk Practices, Vol. 02-04 (1), 2016. Pp 18-32.
  56. NON TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS, ARUNACHAL PRADESH (Nov. 2016), SFRI information Bulletin N. 33. Sate Forest Research Institute, Van Vihar, Itanagar.

BOOK:

A green destination, RAJBHAWAN, Arunachal Pradesh (2013).(A compilation on the floral diversity of Rajbhawan, Arunachal Pradesh).

NUMBER OF RESEARCH PROJECTS (ALONGWITH DETAILS) BEING HANDLED AT PRESENT:

  1. Establishment of Nursery of Plyllostachys pubescens (Chinese Moso) bamboo at Joram, Lower Subansiri district and development of plantation in Arunachal Pradesh, sponsored by National Mission on Bamboo Applications, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  2. Establishment of Vegetative Propagation Center at Chessa for bamboo, sponsored by National Mission on Bamboo Applications, Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council, Deptt. of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
  3. Establishment of Van Vigyan Kendra in Arunahcal Pradesh sponsored by Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehra Dun and theCoordinating Agency is Rain Forest Research Institute, Jorhat.
  4. Development of Botanic Gardens as Centre of Ex-situ conservation (LEAD GARDEN) at Chessa sponsored by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India New Delhi.
  5. Integrated Approach for Characterization, Conservation, and Value Addition of Agar Wood (Aquilaria malaccensis) using biotechnological approaches” sponsored by Deptt.of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

PROJECT REPORTS:

  1. Study on Bamboo Properties and End-Use Matrix of Some Selected Species: Technical Report: 2002, submitted to National Mission on Bamboo Application (NMBA) Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi.
  2. Manual for Cultivation and Management Practices of Bambusa tulda (2004) :submitted to NMBA (TIFAC), New Delhi.
  3. Manual for Cultivation and Management Practices of Bambusa pallida (2004): submitted to NMBA (TIFAC), New Delhi.
  4. Manual for Cultivation and Management Practices of Bambusa nutan (2004): submitted to NMBA (TIFAC), New Delhi.
  5. Manual for Cultivation and Management Practices of Dendrocalamus giganteus(2004): submitted to NMBA (TIFAC), New Delhi.
  6. Standardization of propagation Methods and Development of Phyllostachys pubescens (Chinese Moso bamboo) in Arunachal Pradesh (2004), submitted to National Mission on Bamboo Application, TIFAC, New Delhi (Progress Report).
  7. Interim Technical Report (2005) Rapid Biodiversity Assessment of Siang Intermedicate Project of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation with Dr.A. Borang, Forest Zoologist & P.I.
  8. Project Report on “Conservation and Restoration of Unique Vegetation and Eco-systems of Arunachal Pradesh” under CSS Intensification of Forest Management.
  9. Project Report on the project entitled “Integrated Approach for Characterization, Conservation, and Value Addition of Agar Wood (Aquilaria malaccensis) using biotechnological approaches” sponsored by Deptt. of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.
  10. Project Report on the “Ethnobotanical Studies of Memba and Ramo tribe of Menchukha area of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh”.
  11. Project Report on the “Ethnobotanical Studies of Khamba and Adi tribe of Tuting area of Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh

Working staffs of Botany Division:

Dr. Lakhi Ram Bhuyan, Systematic Botanist
Mrs Yapi Pangu, Technical Asstt.
Shri Buru Loder, Plant Collector
Herbarium Keeper – Vacant

Contingency staff:

Itanagar

  1. Tungam Tassar Herb.Mounter
  2. Mrs. Buru Yami, Comp. Operator
  3. Shri Sunil Topo, Driver
  4. Mrs. Kaso Dusu, Herb. Attendant
  5. Mrs. Techi Ading, Herb. Attendt.
  6. Shri Robin Saikia, Driver
  7. Mrs. Sikha Biswas, D/L

Chessa

  1. Shri Jogeswar Terang, Field Asstt./ Artist
  2. Shri Khagen Boruah, Data Recorder
  3. Shri Prafulla Saikia, Field Asstt.
  4. Shri Gopal Chetry, Field Asstt.
  5. Shri Mohan Kaman, Bamboo Keeper

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