Flower color digitizing and pigment distribution in garden pansy

Authors

  • Xiaohua Du School of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang 453003, China
  • Miaomiao Liu School of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang 453003, China
  • Xiaopei Zhu School of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang 453003, China
  • Huichao Liu School of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, Xinxiang 453003, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v49i4.52630

Keywords:

Pansy, Flower color, Digitizing, Pigment distribution

Abstract

The garden pansy (Viola × wittrockiana) is a large hybrid flower and most popular for its abundant flower colors. The flower colors of 12 pansy accessions were measured by using colorimeter and the pigments distribution within their petal cells were investigated. The result indicated a vast majority of the visual color of flower was consistent with the result surveyed by colorimeter in pansy. The pigments were mainly distributed in the upper and dorsal epidermal cells and most of them show the similar colors to those measured using colorimeter. The red pigment was found to be distributed in the visual blue petals and yellowish brown or khaki pigment in visual white petals. The results suggested the flower color of pansy can be objectively and accurately measured with colorimeter, and investigating pigment color and distribution in petals can help understanding pansy flower color better.

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Du, X., Liu, M., Zhu, X., & Liu, H. (2020). Flower color digitizing and pigment distribution in garden pansy. Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 49(4), 1135–1140. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v49i4.52630

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