Effect of Pulp and Positioning of Seeds on Germination and Juvenile Development of Heglig (Balanites aegyptiaca (L) Del.)

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1995
Authors
El Nour, M.
Kalislo, M.
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Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum, Shambat, Sudan
Abstract
The effect of pulp and orientation of seeds, at sowing, on germination and juvenile development of Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Del. (Heglig) was studied. Removal of the sugary mesocarp enhanced germination and subsequent juvenile development (shoot height and number of leaves per plant). The epicarp prevented and the mesocarp delayed the germination of whole fruits and seeds with pulp-on respectively. Vertical sowing of seeds, with hilum oriented upwards or downwards, reduced and delayed germination and affected shoot height and number of leaves per seedling.
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Page(s): 3 (1), 87-97, 15 Ref.
Keywords
shoot height, number of leaves and seedling.
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