Seed attributes, germination responses and seedling growth of silk cotton tree Bombax ceiba L.

  • Bhabindra Niroula Department of Botany, P.G. Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar
  • Dillli Ram Pokhrel Department of Botany, P.G. Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar
  • Sasinath Jha Department of Botany, P.G. Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar
Keywords: Bombax ceiba, germination, seeds, scarification, tap water washing

Abstract

In vitro Seed germination through different treatments, and seedling growth of Bombax ceiba were studied from April 2009 to January 2010. Fifty seven per cent seed germination at control condition was enhanced up to 63% by continuous tap water washing for 48 h duration. Freshly collected seeds in April did not germinate in May and June. Stem diameter and height of one and 6 months old seedlings were 0.3 cm, 1.2 cm and 1.2 cm, 87.1 cm, respectively.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njbs.v2i0.7497

Nepalese Journal of Biosciences 2 : 109-112 (2012)

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2013-01-24
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Niroula, B., Pokhrel, D., & Jha, S. (2013). Seed attributes, germination responses and seedling growth of silk cotton tree Bombax ceiba L. Nepalese Journal of Biosciences, 2, 109-112. https://doi.org/10.3126/njbs.v2i0.7497
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