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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 963-974
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.106


Flowering Phenology and Seed Production of Santalum album L.
N. Krishnakumar* and K.T. Parthiban
Department of Agroforestry, Forest College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Mettupalayam, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Santalum album L. occupies a prime position in Indian forestry and has been rated as the most precious and valuable tree. For successful cultivation and conservation of Sandal plants a detailed knowledge of their reproductive biology is required. The observations were undertaken during flowering season of Santalum album in the year 2015 with objectives to determine bud, flower, fruit and seed morphology for quality and quantity of seed production. The sandal plantation at Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam, Tamil Nadu commenced to first flower on July and second flower commenced on December. The total number of days taken for flowering biology is varied between the season’s first and second, 93.92 and 111.32 days respectively. In this population, the seed setting (35.01 %) and seed germination percentage (60.40%) is more on second season compared to the first season of flowering (Seed setting - 20.52 % and Seed germination percentage - 51.84 %). This bud, flower, fruit and seed morphology is directly contributed in seed setting and seed germination percentage. It indicated that the good quality seedling production through the seeds collected from second season of flowering.


Keywords: Santalum album, Reproductive biology, Flower morphology, Seed setting Percentage.
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Krishnakumar, N., and Parthiban, K.T. 2017. Flowering Phenology and Seed Production of Santalum album L.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 963-974. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.106