Seed Germination in Six Anticancerous Plants of Bangladesh

Authors

  • Nahid Sultana Department of Botany, Jagannath University, Dhaka-1100, Bangladesh
  • M Oliur Rahman Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
  • Md Abul Hassan Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jasbs.v45i2.46589

Keywords:

Medicinal plants, Seed germination, Anticancer, Epigeal, Dormancy

Abstract

Six medicinal plants, namely Boerhavia diffusa L., Calotropis procera (Ait.) R. Br., Jatropha gossypifolia L., Leonurus sibiricus L., Plumbago zeylanica L. and Ricinus communis L. of Bangladesh having anticancerous properties were investigated with a view to knowing their seed germination time, rate and pattern. The minimum days taken for seed germination in B. diffusa, C. procera, J. gossypifolia, L. sibiricus, P. zeylanica and R. communis were 70, 9, 24, 75, 11 and 14, respectively. The maximum time (130 days) required for germination was observed in Leonurus sibiricus. The highest germination rate (100%) was observed in Plumbago zeylanica, while the lowest rate (10%) was found in Ricinus communis. Epigeal type of germination was noted in all the species employed.

Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. 45(2): 151-159, December 2019

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2019-12-28

How to Cite

Sultana, N., Rahman, M. O., & Hassan, M. A. (2019). Seed Germination in Six Anticancerous Plants of Bangladesh. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Science, 45(2), 151–159. https://doi.org/10.3329/jasbs.v45i2.46589

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