Tree spices

A high yielding monoecious line with long fruits, a monoecious accession which bears fruits in clusters and a high yielding female accession of nutmeg were collected from Sirsi, Karnataka.
Developed a package for enhancing sustainability of nutmeg in coconut based cropping system through site specific nutrient management.
Four accessions of cinnamon and two wild species were collected from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Cinnamomum walaiwarense and C. chemungianum were collected from Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, Kerala.
Clove accession with bold flower bud from Kattippara, Kerala, a wild species of Syzygium from Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve and five wild species from Andaman and Nicobar Islands were collected and conserved.
Six species of Garcinia from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, five species of Garcinia and a wild accession of G. gummi-gutta from Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve, two high yielding accessions of G. gummi-gutta from Thrissur and Nilambur, a high yielding accession of G. indica with red fruits and two accessions with yellow fruits from Sirsi were collected and conserved.
GC-MS analysis showed that eugenol, myrcene, chavicol and limonene were the volatile constituents in leaves, berries and fruit stalk of Pimenta racemose.