International Journal of Phytology Research <p><strong>International Journal of Phytology Research</strong> is a peer-reviewed, refereed, and open-access journal that focuses on critical and creative research. It provides an open-access research journal platform for scholars and researchers to exchange their research results among professionals worldwide. This journal publishes research articles in all fields of Agriculture Science, Plant Science, Phytology, Agronomy, Botany, Horticulture, Forestry, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Physiology, Natural Chemistry, Marine Plants Research, Pharmacognosy, and Phytochemistry, but are not limited.</p> <p> </p> en-US (Dzarc Publications (Mamta Kamlashankar Mishra)) (Dr. D. Dhanavel) Sat, 06 Jan 2024 09:25:12 +0000 OJS 60 A synoptic account of flora of Jessore Wildlife Sanctuary in Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India <p>The investigation was carried out in order to explore the existing floristic composition in Jessore Wildlife Sanctuary (JWS) forest area of Banaskantha district, Gujarat. The study has been undertaken to bring out a scientific and comprehensive account of the flora of the forest. The vegetation was arid to semiarid and dry deciduous, thorny scrub type. The present paper deals with 737 wild plant species (including 14 subspecies and 54 varieties) belonging to 424 genera and 113 families of angiosperms plants. Among them, 597 species of Dicotyledons and 140 species of Monocotyledons are encountered. Among 113 families, Papilionaceae, Poaceae, Asteraceae, Acanthaceae and Cyperaceae are the most dominant family.</p> Bhasker Punjani, Prashantkumar Desai Copyright (c) 2024 Sat, 06 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Molecular characterization of the genus Cousinia Cass. (Asteraceae) in Iraq utilizing RAPD markers <p>The research reported involves the characterization of seven species belonging to the genus <em>Cousinia</em> Cass. These species were collected from several locations in Northern Iraq. The study was conducted from 2021 to 2022 at the College of Science, University of Tikrit, located in Tikrit, Iraq. The variation in genetic relations within the species were determined using the random amplification polymorphism DNA (RAPD) technique. The statistical tool Numerical Taxonomy and Multivariate Analysis System (NTSYSpc. 2.10e) was used for this purpose. Amplifications were achieved using 11 random primers, as confirmed by agarose gel electrophoresis. The utilization of RAPD primers resulted in the production of 512 random bands, enabling the differentiation of <em>Cousinia</em> species from one another. The degree of genetic similarity among the studied species of <em>Cousinia</em> varied from 57.89% to 75.26%. The least genetic similarity, observed at 57.89%, was noted between <em>Cousinia aintabensis</em> and <em>Cousinia stenocephala</em>. On the other hand, the greatest degree of similarity of 75.26% was found between <em>Cousinia kopi-karadaghensis</em> and <em>Cousinia odontolepis</em>. The dendrogram displayed three primary clusters, determined by the genetic distance values. The third cluster further subdivided into three separate groupings. RAPD has demonstrated its efficacy as a method for investigating the degree of relatedness between species.</p> Ayman Adwan Abd Copyright (c) 2024 Wed, 10 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 New distribution record to the flora of Gujarat state from North Gujarat Region, Gujarat <p>The present paper deals with botanical description and new distributional record for <em>Meremia hederacea</em> (Brum.f.) Hallier f. and <em>Ipomoea marginata </em>(Desr.) Verdc. forma <em>marginata </em>belonging to family Convolvulaceae. These species have been recorded from Gujarat from new localities in Banaskantha district of Gujarat state. It is provided here with description, photographs, habitat ecology, phenology, conservations measures for facilitating the identification and conservation measures.</p> Bhasker L. Punjani, Smita G. Shah Copyright (c) 2024 Mon, 22 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Sandalwood: from field to industry <p>Sandalwood, stands as India's oldest, most esteemed, and economically significant herbal plant. Revered for its distinctive aroma, this sacred plant finds mention in Vedas, Puranas, Buddhism, and various scriptures, playing a role in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism cultures. Not only utilized for its fragrant essential oil in perfumes, food, cosmetics, and aromatherapy, but the heartwood of this plant also holds immense commercial value in both national and international markets. Ayurvedic practices have embraced its use as an expectorant, diazepam, and astringent. Beyond its traditional applications, Santalwood has been associated with diverse therapeutic and medicinal attributes, including Antioxidant, Antimicrobial, Anti-cancer, Anti-inflammatory, Antiviral, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Hepatoprotective, and Cardiac-protective properties. However, due to excessive exploitation, the plant faces inclusion in the IUCN Red List. This review provides a glimpse into the traditional medicinal uses of Santalwood, delving into its pharmacological properties, habitat, and cultivation practices.</p> Kennong Moyong, Vishal Johar, Vikram Singh Copyright (c) 2024 Wed, 24 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 Unveiling the ecological significance of pterospermum species <p>The genus <em>Pterospermum</em> with about 75 species of trees and shrubs distributed in tropical and subtropical regions plays an important ecological role in biodiversity This article a this summary examines the ecological significance of <em>Pterospermum</em> by highlighting its contribution to biodiversity, habitat stability, carbon sequestration, and livelihoods -economic aspects <em>Pterospermum</em> species are an important component of forest ecosystems, habitats, food sources for many species In addition to providing f, and thus increasing biodiversity, their extensive root systems contribute prevent soil erosion and stabilize the river, contributing to ecosystem resilience. In addition, <em>Pterospermum</em> play an important role in mitigating climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and storing carbon in their biomass in addition to biological functions, <em>Pterospermum</em> have cultural and economic importance, providing trees, medicines, and other resources for local communities.</p> P. S. Khalid Basha, Vijaya Rawat Copyright (c) 2024 Mon, 05 Feb 2024 00:00:00 +0000