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Abstract

Allelopathic effect of Lantana camara extracts of different parts on growth of Parthenium hysterophorus L.

Abstract

The allelopathic effect of Lantana camara extract obtained from various plant parts (leaf, stem and flower) inhibited the growth and effectively killed Parthenium hysterophorus. The leaf extract of L. camara had the most inhibiting effect, while the flower extract had a slightly inhibiting effect on the growth of P. hysterophorus. The probable reason may be the presence of higher concentrations of allelochemicals in the leaf extract than that of the stem and flower extracts.