Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Varietal characterization of Satputia (L. hermaphrodita Singh & Bhandari) based on morphological descriptions
Author(s): Nangsol Dolma Bhutia, Amish Kumar Sureja and AD Munshi
Abstract: A total of 36 Satputia (L. hermaphrodita Singh & Bhandari.) genotypes, purified and maintained as inbreds at Division of Vegetable Science, IARI were morphologically characterized for 17 different traits over two consecutive seasons (spring-summer 2015, 2016) as per DUS guidelines of PPV and FRA. Out of 17 morphological characters under study 13 were assessed visually and four were measured. All genotypes were grouped into different categories on the basis of these morphological descriptors. With respect to fruit shape at horticultural maturity all studied genotypes were observed to have either tapering (Dsat-11-1), elliptical (27), elongated (Dsat- 113), top shaped (Dsat-5, Tezu, Sat- B, Dsat-7) or globular (Dsat 116, Dsat – 3, Sat-O) fruits. Most of the genotypes under study were grouped into medium category on the basis of their fruit length, fruit thickness, fruit diameter and seed length and seed width. On the basis of fruit skin colour at immature stage, genotypes were grouped into three groups i.e. green, light green and dark green coloured with twenty seven, eight and one, respectively. With respect to fruit ridge shape genotypes were grouped into intermediate and superficial ribbed categories. Fruit skin lustre was observed as glossy, intermediate and matt at horticultural maturity. All studied characters can be used as grouping traits. The expression of studied characters remained consistent over two consecutive seasons indicating their uniformity. These studied genotypes can be successfully utilized as reference material for protection of other varieties under PPV & FR Act. 27.
How to cite this article:
Nangsol Dolma Bhutia, Amish Kumar Sureja and AD Munshi. Varietal characterization of Satputia (L. hermaphrodita Singh & Bhandari) based on morphological descriptions. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 2255-2259.