Pollen germination studies in Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum Wall.) a high value of ornamental plant in Western Himalayan region

Authors

  • Anand Bisht College of Horticulture VCSG, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand - 246123, India
  • Lal S College of Horticulture VCSG, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand - 246123, India
  • Nautiyal B P College of Horticulture VCSG, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand - 246123, India
  • Bohra M College of Horticulture VCSG, Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand - 246123, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.1018

Keywords:

Pollen morphology, pollen tube, growth regulators, pollen germination

Abstract

Giant Himalayan lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum Wall.) is a perennial bulbiferous herb of Liliaceae and an endemic species in the eastern Himalayan region, which has become one of the new flower crops because of its high ornamental value. The present investigationwas conducted to study pollen morphologyi.e., fresh pollen grains size was measured in different media, viz., water, acetocarmine, glycerol and without any medium (dry). The pollen grains of Giant Himalayan lily exhibited the average size (length x width) of (22.64 x 19.72μ) in water suspension. The result revealed that in glycerine and dry condition shape of pollen grains was perprolate. However, in water and acetocarmine it looked was round in shape. The result also shown that highest pollen germination (54.70%, 63.69%) and pollen tube growth (89.24μ, 175.85μ) in 10% sucrose solution for 12 hours and 24 hours respectively. In control light treatments, red light was found to be best in pollen germination and pollen tube growth.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Bisht, A., S, L., B P, N., & M, B. (2022). Pollen germination studies in Giant Himalayan Lily (Cardiocrinum giganteum Wall.) a high value of ornamental plant in Western Himalayan region. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 17(2), 461–466. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.1018

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