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Study on Seed Germination and Seedlings Growth of Bamboo (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii)

Journal: Ecologia Balkanica (Vol.5, No. 2)

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Page : 51-56

Keywords : Bamboo; Seed germination; Seedling growth; Dendrocalamus hamiltonii;

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Bamboos are naturally propagating both sexually and asexually from seeds and rhizomes. In this study two experiments were carried out in a greenhouse to evaluate the influence of seed orientation (embryo-end-up, lay-flat and embryo-end-down) and sowing depth (3, 6 and 9 mm) of the bamboo Dendrocalamus hamiltonii on seed germination, seedling survival and growth after 60 days. Factorial design in two blocks containing 90 samples was used. Plastic pots filled with a mixture of sand, agricultural soil and peat (rate 3:1:1 and 2:2:1, respectively). Seeds were sown in two soil treatments. Seed germination and seedling survival rates in first soil (3:1:1) were 24 and 66.6 percent and in second soil treatment (2:2:1) were 31.1 and 85.7 percent, respectively. Mean seedlings height was higher at 6 mm depths and embryo-end-down in both soil treatments (11.5 and 27.5), it had significant difference in two soil treatments (P < 0.05). Mean seedlings height didn't show significant difference among seed orientation and sowing depth.

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