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A Monograph on Marwar Teak: Tecomella Undulata (SM.) Seem

Ashwani Kumar (Author) U.K. Tomar (Author) G. Singh (Author)

Contents: Preface. 1. General introduction. 2. Historical evolution and biogeography of T. undulata. 3. Systematic, biology and ecology of Tecomella undulata. 4. T. undulata as bioresource. 5. Productivity and nutrient dynamics under Tecomella undulata based systems. 6. Reproduction, genetics and improvement in T. undulata. 7. Silviculture and management of Tecomella undulata. 8. Management of insect pests and diseases of Tecomella undulate. Bibliography. Annexures.


Tecomella undulata (Marwar Teak) is a valuable timber species of the hot arid regions of Asia and is one of the 18 monotype genera facing threats globally. It is one of the socially accepted species of farmlands in north-western India. In addition to environmental value in conserving soil and water, provide shelter to domestic and wild life and supporting livelihoods, T. undulata has invaluable place in ethnobotany because of the biochemical’s present in it, which has medicinal uses in treatments of varying ailments. This book focuses on all aspects of T. undulata covering adaptability to production and conservation. There are 8 chapters in the book. The first 3 chapters describes its geographical distribution, adaptability to the regional climate, historical evolution, taxonomical description and ecology and biology of this species including association. The next 2 chapters deals with quality timber production and bio-chemical constituents and their therapeutic and traditional uses; and utilization of this species in farm land including impacts on farm production, nutrient cycling and carbon dynamics and sequestration. Fifth chapter describes its improvement and production of quality seedlings adopting tree selection and macro-and micro-propagation. The last two chapters deals with silvicultural aspects of this species including seed quality, raising seedlings in nursery, plantation establishment and their management and post planting care, which involves abiotic and biotic stresses and their control measures. The objectives of this book is to provide the readers a wide ranging knowledge about T. undulata and to promote this species under afforestation programmes for its conservation and enhancing its productivity in favour of local population and to improve the environmental conditions degrading conditions of drylands as well. The book would be useful to the researchers, academician, policy makers, forest managers, NGOs and environmentalists and conservationist equally and would help in effective planning for conservation of such species facing threats of extinction due to both anthropogenic and climatic adversities.

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About the author

Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani Kumar, a Congress Party member of Rajya Sabha from Punjab, and Chairman, AICC Vichar Vibhag, is a practicing Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court and was appointed Additional Solicitor General of India in 1990 at the age of 37. He has appeared before the Court in landmark cases which include the Bhopal Gas case, the Gujarat Presidential Reference case and the recently decided Electoral Reforms case. At 33, he first represented India as a non-official member of the Indian Delegation to the UN General Assembly in1986 and later again in 1996. Ashwani Kumar ahs also served as a Spokesperson of the Congress Party and as member of the Congress Party's Economic Policy Introspection Group. He has travelled extensively and was as Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. He has also lectured at the University of Nice. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Commerce and has also served as a member of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Energy. Ashwani Kumar is the son of Late Prabodh Chandra, a veteran freedom fighter, distinguished parliamentarian and Congress leader from Punjab.

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Title A Monograph on Marwar Teak: Tecomella Undulata (SM.) Seem
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.05.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121109482
length 234p., Col Plates; Fig; Tables.