Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol.17, Issue 1, 2011 ; Page No.(121-124)

STUDIES ON EVALUATION AND FLORAL BIOLOGY OF ANTHURIUM ANDREANUM LIND. UNDER SHADE HOUSE

Manjunath S. Patil and M.V. Dhanajaya

Abstract

Anthurium andreanum commonly known as Oil Cloth flower belongs to the family Araceae. They are perennial, herbaceous epiphytes with a climbing habit. Studies on its floral biology were conducted during 2005- 2009. Minimum number of days taken to attain marketable flower was recorded in Deep Pink (15.50 days), maximum spike length was noticed in Simba (56.7 cm) and maximum spathe length was noticed in Tropical (18.43 cm). Minimum days of interval between two flowers were recorded in Sunglow (45.75 days). Maximum number of days taken for stigma receptivity was recorded in Meringue White (53.25). Maximum number of days stigma remain receptive was recorded in IIHR selection Al and Simba (5.25 days each).

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