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BOTANY, RESEARCH AND HORTICULTURE OF GLADIOLUS

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  • CategoryAcademic
  • Sub CategoryText Book
  • StreamApplied Biological Sciences & Bioengineering

Gladiolus is one of the most important bulbous ornamental grown for its long lasting spikes with attractive colour. It is among top 10 bestselling florist flowers worldwide and is the 40th wedding anniversary flower. The Gladiolus genus currently includes 260-300 species and more than 30,000 cultivars.

Gladiolus palustris, common name marsh gladiolus or sword Lilly, is a herbaceous perennial plant belonging to the genous Gladiolus of the family iridaceae. Gladioli have a unique long and pointed shape. Because of their shape, they are named after the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword. In Rome, Gladioli were associated with Gladiators’. Some say that gladiators wore Gladiolus corms around their Necks during battles to help to win and to protect them from death.

Gladiolus is being in an area of 11660 ha in the country with an estimate production of 106 crore cut flowers. Among the cut flowers, gladiolus occupied third position in terms of both area and production. Even though gladiolus is mainly a winter season crop for Plains of India, in areas having moderate climatic conditions, gladiolus can be grown thought the year.

This book, Botany, Research and Horticulture in Gladiolus is a research out come and will the Researchers’, Academicians’, farmers and students to know more about this crop and why a single corm of gladiolus can change economic scenario of Indian marginal farmers.

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Book Title BOTANY, RESEARCH AND HORTICULTURE OF GLADIOLUS
Author(s) Dr. Manoj NazirDr. T. S. SukanyaDr. Partap SinghJyotsana Maurya
eISBN 978-93-5747-535-8
Book Language English
Date Published September,2023
Total Pages 170
Book Edition BOTANY, RESEARCH AND HORTICULTURE OF GLADIOLUS

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