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Golam Moula* and Sayedur Rahman**

* Bangladesh Forest Research Institute, Sholashahar, Chittagong, Bangladesh. ** Bangladesh Betar, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


The present study was undertaken to observe the potentiality of seed germination of wild vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides L. Nash) over a five-month period (from mid July to mid November 2003) along with other phenological features. The total length (mean ± SD) of vetiver culms was 206.32 ± 42.43 cm. The root and shoot lengths (mean ± SD) of 8 weeks old seedlings were 3.93 ± 0.25 cm and 4.79 ± 1.29 cm, respectively. The fitted regression line equation for the root and shoot length was found as Y = 0.074 + 1.20 X, where X and Y are root and shoot length, respectively. The calculated value of ‘t’ (41.355) and correlation coefficient, ‘r’ (0.99) substantiates that there is a highly positively significant relationship between root and shoot length at 0.01% level of significance. The overall percentage of seed germination (mean ± SD) was 41.48 ± 5.63. However, further trial with the germinated seedlings is necessary to explore its viable potentiality at the field level.


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Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research


Vol. 34, Iss. 1, Pages 1-253


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