Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Characterization of aromatic short grain rices of eastern Uttar Pradesh for qualitative traits
Author(s): SP Giri and Alok Pandey
Abstract: A field experiment was conducted at Crop Research Station, Masodha, Faizabad to agro morphologically characterize the aromatic short grain rices of diverse origin, collected from different districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh during kharif 2014 and 2015. Twenty one morphological traits viz. Leaf blade pubescence (LBP), Leaf blade color, Basal leaf sheath color, Flag leaf angle, Ligule color, Ligule shape, Collar color, Auricle color, Culm angle, Panicle type, Secondary branching of panicles, Panicle axis, Panicle exertion, Panicle therasability, Awning, Awn color, Apiculus color, Stigma color, Lemma & palea color, Lemma & palea pubescent and Sterile lemma color were used for qualitative characterization of forty five rice germplasms. No variation for secondary branching of panicle was recorded for all the tested germplasms. Leaf blade Pubescence (LBP) was glabrous in 17 germplasm while it was intermediate in 28 germplasm. Leaf blade colour was also varied from light green (18) to green (27) among germplasms. Leaf auricles were present in all germplasms studied (Subba Rao, 2013) and it varied from light green to purple in coloration. Partially exerted panicle was found in 42 germplasms while it was enclosed in 3 tested germplams. The shape of ligule was found 2-cleft in 34 germplasms while it was acute to acciminate in 11 germplasms.
How to cite this article:
SP Giri and Alok Pandey. Characterization of aromatic short grain rices of eastern Uttar Pradesh for qualitative traits. 2017; 6(6S): 180-183.