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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of season of flushing on flowering shoots in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.)

Author(s):

Shweta Kumari, Ruby Rani, JC Chandola and Ankita Aman

Abstract:
The age of the vegetative flush, or the degree of dormancy, appears to have a strong influence on the subsequent shoot development of litchi. A dormant period of several months prior to the flowering period appears essential for the production of good panicle, whereas vegetative flushing just prior to floral induction results in poor or no initiation and often vegetative shoots. An experiment was conducted at BAU, Sabour during 216-17 to study the effect of season of flushing on the percent of shoots that flowered with respect to four commercial cultivars viz; Deshi, Purbi, Bedana and Kasba. A perusal study of data on season of flushing and percent shoots flowered revealed that mid season flush produced the maximum percent shoots that flowered as compared to early season of flushing, while percent shoots that flowered was almost nil in case of late season of flushing. The early season of flushing resulted into 42% shoots flowered in case of Purbi followed by Deshi i.e., 39.2%. Among the four cultivars mid season flush of Deshi had the highest percentage of shoots that flowered i.e. 78% followed by Purbi (71%), while the lowest was found in cv. Bedana (32%).

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How to cite this article:
Shweta Kumari, Ruby Rani, JC Chandola and Ankita Aman. Effect of season of flushing on flowering shoots in litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):1684-1685.

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