Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2018)
Seed ripening indication in Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus, in Kumaun, Central Himalayan region
Author(s): Kamini Tamta, Nandan Singh
Abstract: Quercus leucotrichophora A. Camus, a dominant tree species in the Uttarakhand Himalaya region. In the present study analysis the various seed characteristic and germination in different ecological setting. Seeds were analyzed for seed size (length & width), seed weight, number of seed 100 gm-1, moisture content and germination. Seeds size were larger at lower elevation compare to higher elevation. The mean seed length across the collection dates varied between 8.45±1.2 and 14.88±2.4 mm. The germination was higher in seeds collected from higher elevation than those from low elevations. The range of seed moisture content (53.8±0.8 to 55.4±1.2%) coincided with maximum germination.