Morphological, yield and quality variability among the accessions of Plumbago zeylanica

  • L. Nalina, K. Shanthanu, K. Rajamani, A. John Joel, Tushar Dhanani, Raghuraj Singh and Satyanshu Kumar Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Keywords: Germplasm, Plumbago zeylanica, morphological, yield and quality variation

Abstract

Forty two accessions of Plumbago zeylanica were collected and evaluated for morphological, yield and quality traits. The results revealed that the accession Pz 27 registered the highest mean value for plant height (178.33cm) and fresh weight of root (518.60g).The same accession registered the maximum number of roots (32.33). Plumbagin content ranged from 0.19 - 0.34 % and was maximum in Pz 15 (0.34%) followed by Pz 17 (0.33%). Correlation between dry root weight and morpho - economic characters revealed that dry root weight exhibited positive and highly significant correlation with fresh root weight, root number and plant height. Based on the dry root weight and plumbagin content the accessions in Part III (Pz 19 and Pz 20) and Part IV (Pz 25, Pz 27, Pz 39, Pz 40 and Pz 41) were identified as best performing accessions

Author Biography

L. Nalina, K. Shanthanu, K. Rajamani, A. John Joel, Tushar Dhanani, Raghuraj Singh and Satyanshu Kumar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops
Published
01-07-2017
Section
Research Note