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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Seed propagation studies in <em>Embelia ribes</em> burm. F.

Author(s):

Aparna PM, Suryanarayana MA, Rajasekharan PE, Bhanuprakash K, Umesha K and Maruthi Prasad BN

Abstract:
<em>Embelia ribes</em>, commonly known as Vidanga or false pepper is a commercially important threatened medicinal plant of the Tropics belonging to the family Myrsinaceae which yields embelin, a highly valuable quinine derivative. Regeneration of the crop is poor due to over exploitation, diminishing forest area, dormant seeds, abortive embryos and hard seed coat. Seeds were subjected to several pre-soaking treatments i.e, soaking in water, aqueous solutions of GA<sub>3</sub> at different concentrations, acid scarification using HCl, H<sub>2 </sub>SO<sub>4 </sub>and combination of acid scarification and GA<sub>3</sub>. Seeds treated with GA<sub>3</sub> 750 ppm for 24 hours and H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub> scarified seeds treated with GA<sub>3</sub> 750 ppm for 12 hours exhibited superior results compared to the untreated control. The shoot length (8.82 cm), root length (8.03 cm), and total dry biomass (70.21mg) were maximum in seeds treated with GA<sub>3</sub> 750 ppm whereas, germination percentage (87.5) and seedling vigour (1410.42) were maximum in H<sub>2</sub>SO<sub>4</sub> scarified seeds treated with with GA<sub>3</sub> 750 ppm.

Pages: 380-383  |  1521 Views  523 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Aparna PM, Suryanarayana MA, Rajasekharan PE, Bhanuprakash K, Umesha K and Maruthi Prasad BN. Seed propagation studies in <em>Embelia ribes</em> burm. F.. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):380-383.

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