The effect of different pericarp color on seed germination of Centella asiatica (L.) Urban

C. Novianti, S. Purbaningsih, Andi Salamah

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Abstract

As an important medicinal plant, Centella asiatica (L.) Urban has been used in large amount for medicinal purposes. Propagation, such as by seed, could be useful to fulfill C. asiatica requirement. It has been reported that C. asiatica seeds can only germinated within 1-2 months after sown, when the pericarp color looks brown. But, there was no report regarding the effect of different pericarp color upon C. asiatica seed germination ability, in which the pericarp color is suggested to be correlated with seed development stages. The germination percentage of 4 seed categories of C. asiatica seed, i.e. green (G), yellowish green (YG), greenish yellow (Y), and brown (B), have been observed. Each categories were sown in 0.7% agar medium without GA3, and with 5 and 10 GA3. The result showed that the G, YG, Y, and B seeds generated germination percentage of 0%, 7.5%, 52.5%, and 15%, respectively, in medium without GA3. Y seeds, which showed the highest germination percentage, are assumed to be in physiologically maturity stage, while B seeds are assumed in dormant stage, and G and YG are assumed in immature stage. All seed categories did not show germination response on medium with GA3 application, except Y seeds, which the germination percentage decreased on medium with 5 GA3 application. It is known that the pericarp color of C. asiatica seeds affected the seed germination percentage, especially on Y seed category, meanwhile GA3 application only affected Y seeds category by decreasing the germination percentage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences 2015, ISCPMS 2015
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences
EditorsTerry Mart, Djoko Triyono
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2016
Event1st International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences, ISCPMS 2015 - Depok, Indonesia
Duration: 3 Nov 20154 Nov 2015

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1729
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences, ISCPMS 2015
CountryIndonesia
CityDepok
Period3/11/154/11/15

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