Survey on fungal diseases of Swertia chirayita in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India

Baskey, Hembrom, Ali, Sharma, Tudu, Chakroborty
2016 IJSAR   unpublished
Surveys for fungal disease incidence were conducted at eleven selected chirata growing areas to know the occurrences and intensity during 2011 and 2012. Swertia chirayita, an endangered high value medicinal plant was examined in situ for disease symptoms as well as samples being collected for laboratory analyses. Fungi were identified using morphological characteristics. Pathogenicity test confirmed chirata as a host and the survey showed that three fungi being identified from infected chirata
more » ... m infected chirata plants which are predominantly found across all the different altitudinal sites.It caused undesirable effects on yield. These fungal pathogens were detected for the first time in Darjeeling district of West Bengal.