Asian Plant Research Journal <p><strong>Asian Plant Research Journal (ISSN: 2581-9992)&nbsp;</strong>aims to publish high quality papers <a href="/index.php/APRJ/general-guideline-for-authors">(Click here for Types of paper)</a> in all aspects of plant research. By not excluding papers based on novelty, this journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct and scientifically motivated. The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled, OPEN peer-reviewed, open-access INTERNATIONAL journal.</p> <p>This is an open-access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.</p> <p>Every issue will consist of a minimum of 5 papers. Each issue will be running, and all officially accepted manuscripts will be immediately published online. The state-of-the-art running issue concept gives authors the benefit of 'Zero Waiting Time' for the officially accepted manuscripts to be published. This journal is an international journal and its scope is not confined by the boundary of any country or region.</p> en-US (Asian Plant Research Journal) (Asian Plant Research Journal) Tue, 08 Nov 2022 06:55:34 +0000 OJS 60 Influence of Temperature Variability on Survival and Development of Citrus Leaf Miner, Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracilariidae) in Tanzania <p>Due to limited information on <em>Phyllocnistis</em><em> citrella’s</em> Biology, study was aimed to examine the effects of different temperature levels on biology of citrus leaf miner under controlled laboratory conditions at the Entomology laboratory of Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania from December 2011 to September 2012. Leaf samples (1,985 leaf samples) considered to contain larvae in serpentine mines were collected and individually incubated at room temperature. The emerging adults were wet preserved in 70% ethanol while some dry preserved using special micro pins under microscope for future identification. A Monterey LG8920 pheromone trap was set in every 10m<sup>2</sup> at SUA citrus orchard to trap adult moths to supplement sample sources. Citrus leaf miners species collected were identified and four different temperature levels (20, 25, 30 and 35°C) were monitored at each developmental stage. Results revealed longer development time (egg to adult) at 20<sup>0</sup>C and shorter at 30<sup>0</sup>C in 28 and 10 days while the total mortality was 26.67% at 20<sup>0</sup>C and 6.67% at 30<sup>0</sup>C respectively. Oviposition period and rate were negatively and positively influenced by temperature (from 9.26 days at 20<sup>0</sup>C to 6.21 days at 30<sup>0</sup>C and 15.2 eggs/ female/ day at 30<sup>0</sup>C and 6.8 eggs/ female/ day at 20<sup>0</sup>C respectively). The overall fecundity was 28.2 eggs/ female at 20<sup>0</sup>C and 57.1 eggs/ female at 30<sup>0</sup>C. High larval mortality rate was recorded compared to the egg stage while no mortality observed at pupa stage. Conclusively, the pest on this temperature range (20<sup>0</sup>C, minimum to 30<sup>0</sup>C, maximum) has high fecundity, low mortality rate and the developmental time was positively correlated with high temperature, therefore considered optimum temperature range for its survival and development. Other researches especially Integrated Pest management are imperative for sound management package as per the pest in Tanzania and beyond.</p> G. Nguvu, G. M. Rwegasira, B. S. Wudil ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 07 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Novelties in Chrysochlamys membranacea (Clusiaceae: Clusieae), an Update on the Nomenclatural and Morphological Knowledge of this Species Described from Biogeographic Chocó, Colombia <p><em>Chrysochlamys membranacea</em> Planch. &amp; Triana is a species described as a pistillate specimen collected between Nariño and Cauca departments, in the locality of biogeographic Chocó, Colombia. In that publication the authors also provide a description of staminate flowers, however, there is no clarity about the collection related to it. During studies on the Clusiaceae family in Colombia, it was shown that <em>C</em>. <em>membranacea</em> is one of the species for which clarity about its sexual dimorphism is lacking and that, additionally, the citation of collections and localities has also generated taxonomic and nomenclatural uncertainty. In this work the knowledge about the identity of <em>C</em>. <em>membranacea</em> is revalued, its morphology is extensively described, emphasizing the fruits and staminate flowers, and the lectotype for this species is proposed. Finally, some notes are provided on its geographic distribution, phenology, taxonomic affinities, sexual dimorphism, and threat category according to the categories and criteria of the IUCN.</p> Angy V. Caro-Sánchez, Álvaro Idárraga-Piedrahíta, Fernando Alzate-Guarín ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 22 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000 Mirabilis jalapa Linn.: A Folklore Ayurvedic Medicinal Plant in Sri Lanka <p><em>Mirabilis jalapa</em> Linn. (Nyctaginaceae), commonly referred to as the Four O'clock plant (Sinhala name: Hendirikka), is a popular ornamental plant grown for the beauty of its flowers and used in folklore remedies. This plant is used to treat a variety of disease conditions around the world. It is widely used for abdominal colic, aphrodisiac, boils, diarrhea, inflammations, genitourinary disorders, muscular pain, and other issues by people from various countries. This plant contains several phytochemical compounds isolated from its parts, such as alkaloids, brassicasterol, carbohydrates, flavonoids, glycosides, phytosterols (beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol), oleanolic acid, trigonelline, and ursolic acid. This plant has been studied for its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial (antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal), antioxidant &amp; cytotoxic, anti-tumor, anti-nociceptive, antihistamine and immune modulatory, anti-tubercular induced hepatotoxic effect, antiparasitic, dermatological, and hypoglycemic and antihyperlipidemic properties. It is also used as a reductant in the production of gold nanoparticles. This research aims to review the literature on <em>Mirabilis Jalapa’s</em> morphology, ethnomedicinal, phytochemical, and pharmacological properties.</p> D. S. H. S Peiris, D. T. K Fernando, S. P. N. N Senadeera, A. K Chandana, C. B Ranaweera ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:00:00 +0000