Seed Abortion in Oroxylum indicum, A Commercial Medicinal TreeRajesh P Gunaga*, Vidya, P Vasav And Narkhede SS.
College of Forestry, Dr. B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri (Dist.), Maharashtra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Rajesh P Gunaga
College of Forestry,
Dr. BS Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth,
Dapoli-415 712, Ratnagiri (Dist.),
Email: [email protected]
Received date: 02 September 2012; Revised date: 09 October 2012; Accepted date: 01 October 2012
Oroxylum indicum (L) Benth. Ex Kurz (Family: Bignoniaceae) is one of the medicinal tree species of deciduous forest that distributed in South-east Asia. During experimentation, aborted seeds were recorded in collected seedlot for nursery. Rate of seed abortion ranged from 30.56 to 47.62 % among 13 pods collected from a single tree. This could be one of the causes for low seed germination. Reasons for seed abortion in this species have been discussed.