Salix: A viable option for phytoremediation
Economic importance of Salix is currently increasing and emerging in a wide array of practical applications to restore damaged ecosystems. Salix spp which are characterized by particular physiological adaptations and ecological resilience are predisposed to use in conservation and environmental projects in many climatic zones and adverse micro site conditions. The present paper throw light on the current use of willows well beyond wetland and riparian situations such as in phytoremedation (phytoextraction, phytodegradation, rhizofiltration and phytostabilization) based on literature review.
Key words: Salix, phytoremedation, phytoextraction, phytodegradation, rhizofiltration, phytostabilization, ecosystem.