Role of bougainvilleas in mitigation of environmental pollution

J Environ Sci Eng. 2005 Apr;47(2):131-4.


Environmental pollution adversely affects health of the people. Industrialization, urbanization, over exploitation of natural resources and increasing number of automobiles have aggravated the pollution manifold though there are various ways to mitigate the environmental pollution. Bio-remediation by using selected plant species is an effective method to control pollution which is universally accepted. Bougainvillea is a pollution tolerant plant and can help in the mitigation of air pollution besides its ornamental value in the landscaping. From the rich germplasm collection in NBRI Botanical Garden, tolerant plants have been experimented for road side plantation in view of mitigating the environmental pollution.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants / adverse effects
  • Air Pollution / adverse effects
  • Air Pollution / prevention & control*
  • Dust
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Magnoliopsida*
  • Plant Leaves
  • Vehicle Emissions / adverse effects


  • Air Pollutants
  • Dust
  • Vehicle Emissions