Prediction of rainfall variation through flowering phenology of night-flowering jasmine (Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L.; Verbenaceae) in Tripura

Folk people of Tripura, a small state of Northeast India, rely on their own traditional knowledge of phenological indicators for predicting the weather, to help plan their agroforestry activities and disaster prevention. One such prediction relates to the phenology of Nyctanthes arbor-tristis L., night flowering jasmine which helps them to forecast the onset of heavy rainfall.

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