Vol. 7, Issue 3 (2018)
Scarification Treatments Employed for Breaking Impervious Status in Seeds of “Honey locust “(Gleditsia SPP.)
Author(s): Shah Asif, KN Qaisar and MA Rather
Abstract: The valley of Kashmir is witnessing continuous introduction of exotic plant and animal species. The high-tech cross border transport and migration of humans has provided easy pathway to plant species to Witness a wide spread on the world map. Gleditsia spp. is deciduous a multipurpose tree species (MPTS) that is useful for wind breaks, shelter belts, erosion control, wildlife food. It can be successfully grown in areas with air pollution, poor drainage, salty soils and drought. Honey locust has also become highly valued as an Agroforestry species in other parts of the world. The soaking of seeds in boiling water for 15 minutes and keeping them in the same water until the water cooled. Treatment (T1) resulted the maximum germination of 79.00 per cent with corresponding values of germination value and germination energy as 60.32 and 35.32 per cent, respectively. The treatment (T1) was statistically found significant with all other treatments. The treatment (T1) was followed by (T7) treatment i.e. dipping of seeds in concentrated H2SO4 for 45 minutes which resulted in germination percentage of 75.41 per cent with corresponding values of germination value and germination energy as 86.23 and 40.21 per cent respectively. The control (no pre-sowing treatment) T0 recorded lowest values for germination percentage (38.92%), germination value (1.71) and germination energy (8.54%). The seeds possess exogenous dormancy due to its hard stony seed coat which can hampered the germination years together, so to release the dormancy, in seeds of Gleditsia triacanthos variety inerrmis collected after the maturity stage, by dint of the present investigations. It can be recommended that boiling water treatment for 15 minutes followed by acid treatmentof H2SO4 for 45 minutes was best proven treatment in terms of acquiring highest germination percentage
How to cite this article:
Shah Asif, KN Qaisar, MA Rather. Scarification Treatments Employed for Breaking Impervious Status in Seeds of “Honey locust “(Gleditsia SPP.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3):968-971.