The KFRI Bambusetum has 63 species of bamboos from all over India; a few exotic species of bamboos are also available in the live collection. Of these, 55 species are in the Field Research Centre, (FRC) Velupadam and the remaining 8 species (3 of them yet to be identified) suitable for high elevation area, are at Devikulam, Munnar.
Contact person: Scientist-in-Charge (Facility), Silviculture, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi-680 653, Phone: 0487-2690 100
Teak is one of the high quality timber trees of India. In Kerala, about 70,000 ha is under teak plantations. Teak plantations are traditionally raised from seeds. Since, no focussed attention was given to genetic improvement of teak, the productivity of teak plantations in Kerala is on the decline. As a step to overcome this, attempts are being made by KFRI for cloning of candidate plus trees (CPTs) of teak to raise superior planting stock. A technique standardised at KFRI for cloning of CPTs of teak involves production of juvenile shoots and rooting them. The procedure is described below.
Director , Kerala Forest Research Institute , Peechi P.O, Thrissur District
Kerala - 680 653, Email: email@example.com, Tel: +914872690100