MANGROVE MANAGEMENT RHIZOPHORA MUCRONATA LAMK.IN MANGUNHARJO, SEMARANG CITY BASED ON POLLENQUALITYDevi Adityarini, Erma Prihastanti, Endah Dwi Hastuti and NintyaSetiari
Rhizophora mucronata is a type of mangrove that plays an important role in coastal life. Reproductivity ofR. mucronata is influenced by environmental factors. This study aims to examine the effect of environmentalconditions on pollen quality in terms of viability and germination. The sampling method used was purposivesampling from three stations and two different flowering phases (pre-anthesis and anthesis). Pollen qualitywas carried out by staining test using acetocarmine dye and germination test using Brewbaker and Kwack(BK) media. The data were then analyzed using analysis of variance. Based on differences in samplingstations, the highest pollen viability was recorded at Station II (91.25%), and the highest was in the preanthesisflowering phase (92.88%). The highest pollen germination was recorded at Station III (95.36%),and the lowest was in the pre-anthesis phase from Station I (87.41%). The results showed that the threedifferent location two different flowering phase were still suitable for the growth of R. mucronata mangroves.