Seed Germination of selected Taxa from Kachchh Desert, India

  • Vinay Madhukar RAOLE The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Vadodara
  • Aruna Girish JOSHI The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Vadodara
  • Sandhya Kiran GARGE The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Vadodara
  • Rinku Jitendrakumar DESAI The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany, Vadodara

Abstract

The district of Kachchh contains many culturally important plants. However, their conservation status is little known due to direct and indirect human activities. This study was undertaken with the aim of contributing to the conservation of the native species of these semi-arid regions through germination trials under laboratory conditions. Mature fruits of ten selected species were collected randomly from the known habitats to obtain viable seeds. These seeds were pre-treated with growth regulators singly or in combination after acid scarification or without scarification. Seeds were found to be dormant due to presence of thick seed coat or due to low level of endogenous hormonal level. Most of these seeds required different storage period to mature. Only seeds of Capparis cartilaginea germinated without treatment while the other species required treatments. Addition of growth regulators has enhanced seed germination in few taxa singly and in some plant cases in combination.

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Published
2010-06-13
How to Cite
RAOLE, V. M., JOSHI, A. G., GARGE, S. K., & DESAI, R. J. (2010). Seed Germination of selected Taxa from Kachchh Desert, India. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 2(2), 41-45. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb223692
Section
Biology & Biotechnology; Research Articles