Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020) [Effective from January 1, 2020]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2020)
[Effective from January 1, 2020]
For more details click here

ICV 2019: 96.39
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2019 - IJCMAS--ICV 2019: 96.39
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(1): 761-767
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.077


Flower–Visitor Interaction and Fruit production of Grewia asiatica L.
Krishnendu Dey, Subrata Mondal and Sudhendu Mandal
Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan-731235, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present paper deals with the flower visitor interaction and fruit production of Grewia asiatica L. (phalsa) (Tiliaceae) which has great economic importance for the production of juice. It flowers from March to May and yield fruit from May to June. Flowers are yellow, bisexual, regular, nectariferous and with many anthers. Flowers generally open in the early morning (7:00 hrs 8:30 hrs). Anther dehiscence takes places before flower opening. In average each flower produces 27,900 pollen grains. Different members of Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Coleopter (Beetles), Mammals and Birds etc. were found to visit for their forage. During their visit their body parts get dusted with pollen grains and subsequently transferred to the con-specific plants resulting in successful pollination. 70% fruits formation wear observed in natural open condition and 20% fruits formation were found in netted condition. But in bagged condition no fruits formation were observed in this plant.


Keywords: Flower-visitors, Pollen production, Pollination, Grewia asiatica
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(1): 761-767. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.501.077