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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences

Year: 2005  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 98 - 101

Seed Morphology and Germination of Ipil-Ipil (Leocaena leococephala (Lam.) De Wit.) under Different Conditions at Nursery Stage in Bangladesh

M.A. Alam, M.A. Matin, M.M. Hoque and A.T.M.R. Hoque

Abstract

The morphological characteristics of the fruits and seeds, germination and seedling growth performance of Ipil-Ipil (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de wit.) were studied under different conditions in the nursery. The average length (cm), breath (cm) and number of seed per fruits varied from (19.71±0.08); (2.11±0.03) and (20.08±0.61) as well as seeds, the length (cm), breath (cm), thickness (cm) and dry weight per seeds (g) ranges from (0.83±0.03); (0.55±0.014); (0.169±0.04) and (0.059±0.002). The rate of untreated seed germination was tried in the polybag, seed tray and seedbed. The highest germination was found in polybag under peat with cowdung mixture about (66%) and lowest germination was found in seedbed in all rooting media.

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