Volume 6, Issue 3, June Issue - 2018, Pages:606-612
Authors: MAH Nagalakshmi, Sahana Vishwanath, KT Prasanna
Abstract: Vegetative propagation of Streblus asper an important medicinal plant, was studied for efficient rooting using different concentrations of auxins and non auxinic Boric acid. Semi hard wood cuttings of 0.9 - 1.2 cm diameter from mature plants were collected and treated for 24 hours in liquid formulations of 50 ppm, 100 ppm and 200 ppm concentrations of IBA, IAA, NAA and 50 ppm, 150 ppm, 250 ppm and 350 ppm of Boric acid individually and in combination. Results of the study revealed significant effect (p<0.05) of IBA and B combination on rooting and survival percentage and found that 50 ppm and 10 ppm IBA with 250 ppm of Boric acid induced highest root number and length and significant steckling capacity with high number of shoots than the other treatments and control. The study explores the scope of clonal propagation of S. asper by mature stem cuttings thus providing material for conservation of a selected clone.