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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1

Leaf flushing behaviour of teak clones of Madhya Pradesh, India

Author(s): N. Roychoudhury, Manish Chourasia and Rajesh Kumar Mishra*

Affiliation: *ICFRE-Tropical Forest Research Institute, P.O. RFRC, Mandla Road, Jabalpur-482021, Madhya Pradesh, India

Abstract: The leaf flushing period as a parameter of morphological trait of its behaviour was studied for three years (2002-2004) in 123 teak clones belonging to eight Forest Divisions (Balaghat, Betul, Chhindwada, Hardha, Hoshangabad, Khandwa, Mandla and Seoni) of Madhya Pradesh, planted in ten experimental plots at teak seed orchard (TSO), Behrai, Seoni, Madhya Pradesh, India. The observations revealed that leaf flushing in teak clones of Madhya Pradesh occur in the month of May-June, irrespective of clones and years. Out of 123 teak clones, 18 clones showed early leaf flushing (16th May to 31st May), 78 clones exhibited mid leaf flushing (1st June to 15th June) and 27 clones revealed late leaf flushing (16th June to 30th June). The variation in leaf flushing periods within the clones and among the clones of different localities were found to be significantly (P<0.05 to P<0.01) heterogeneous within and over the years. The findings advocate that the variation in leaf flushing period of clones may be due to difference in genotypes of teak.

DOI: 10.22271/2582-3744.2020.mar.13

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