Occurrence of Gymnopetalum cochinchinense (Lour.) Kurz. (Apolka) in Garo Hills of Meghalaya, India

Publication Date : 01/05/2016

Author(s) :

Ornella K Sangma , Arindam Barman , Chinky M Marak , Cheana S Sangma.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 4
(05 - 2016)

Abstract :

Gymnopetalum cochinchinense (Lour.) Kurz. (Apolka) occurs widely in all the parts of Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Twenty (20) germplasm lines of Apolka were collected from different parts of Garo Hills of Meghalaya. All twenty (20) germplasms were characterized based on eight (8) qualitative and three (3) quantitative traits. The accession GC 4 had the maximum fruit length, fruit weight and number of seeds per fruit. Considering the importance of this crop in livelihood of local population the aim of this paper is to provide information on occurrence and variation among various qualitative and quantitative traits of Apolka found in Garo Hills of Meghalaya.

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