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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Plant Genetic Resources of Nepal: a Guide for Plant Breeders of Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry Crops

Authors
item Jha, Pramod - KATHMANDU, NEPAL
item Shrestha, Krishna - KATHMANDU, NEPAL
item Upadhyay, Madhusudan - KATHMANDU, NEPAL
item Stimart, Dennis - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
item Spooner, David

Submitted to: Journal of Euphytica
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 22, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Nepal harbors many plants of great value for forestry, agriculture, and medicine. Many of these plants are underutilized, and need to be collected and placed in genebanks for preservation and use. This paper lists 485 species (or genera for ornamental plants), and compares these to existing germplasm collections in Nepal and the United States to highlight collection and conservation needs. To help plan plant collectin the key botanical and logistic data and legal framework for planning field work in Nepal are outlined.

Technical Abstract: Nepal is rich in indigenous wild or landrace plant genetic resources for agronomic, horticultural, forestry, or medicinal uses, but much of this germplasm remains uncollected and awaits economic development. We list 485 entries (species, or genera for ornamental plants) in 14 categories, and compare these to existing germplasm collections in Nepal and the United States to highlight collection and conservation needs. To help plan plant collection, we outline the key botanical and logistic data and legal framework for planning field work in Nepal.

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