Indu Soni, Madhu Y Soni
Department of Botany, Govt. K.KB. College, Sakti, Janjgir- Champa, India
Department of Botany, Dr. Indrajeet Shing Govt.College Akaltara, Janjgir-Champa, India.
Volume - 29,
Issue - 1,
Year - 2016
Cite this article:
Soni and Soni (2016). Allelopathic Effect of Lantana camara on Forest Vegetation of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh. Journal of Ravishankar University (Part-B: Science), 29(1), pp.130.
Effect of Lantana camara on Forest Vegetation of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Indu Soni and Madhu Y Soni
Department of Botany, Govt. K.KB.
College, Sakti, Janjgir-Champa, India
Department of Botany, Dr.
Indrajeet Shing Govt.College Akaltara, Janjgir-Champa, India
Corresponding author email:
23 January 2016, accepted 6 February 2016]
camara is a common wild shrubby ornamental and hedge plant growing from plains
to an elevation in surrounding forest of Chhattisgarh. Lantana with red
flowered are thought to be the most toxic but some white/ pink flowered
varieties can also be highly toxic. Allelopathy is a complex ecological process
and biological phenomenon that depends upon accumulation and decay of litter,
soil characteristics and climate. The aim of present work to observed the
allelochemical effect of Lantana on forest vegetations of Bilaspur Chhattisgarh
which inhibit the plant diversity and displace the native vegetation. The
present work was done in forest and waste land of Bilaspur Chhattisgarh. Lantana
camara seed, fruit, ste and leaf parts are have strong allele-chemical effect.
Allelopathic influences the growth, survival, and reproduction of other
biological organisms. In dense thickets, lantana excludes native species
through smothering and allelopathic effects (ie toxicity to other plants). It
dominates under-storey's prolongs succession and reduces biodiversity. Lantana
plays a role as a persistent weed and has the potential to block succession and
displace native vegetation and reducing biodiversity by allelo- chemicals.
Allele-chemical observations of Lantana inhibit the germination and growth of
plants which grows surrounding lantana clumps. In present study will be discuss
the Lantana camara play as allelopathic effect on the germination and growth of
various plant species and can establish in natural ecosystems, open and bare
Allelopathy, Bilaspur, Vegetation