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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Morphological characterization of Taro [Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum (L.) Schott.] Genotypes

Uma Netam, Padmakshi Thakur, Beena Singh and Sonali Kar
In the present study, nine genotypes of taro were evaluated at Research cum Instruction Farm, S.G. College of Agriculture and Research Station, (IGKV) Jagdalpur, Bastar (C.G.) during kharif, 2021-22 in randomized block design (RBD) with three replications. Observation recorded for 32 morphological characters as per IPGRI descriptor. Out of thirty-two characters, twenty-four were visually assessed and remain eight characters were measure. Among the different traits assessed, petiole length, leaf length, leaf width, petiole junction pattern, cross-section of lower part of petiole, corm skin surface, corm branching showed 100% frequency, a higher frequency was also observed for plant type erect (66.66%), plant span medium (66.66%), plant height medium (88.88%), no. of leaves per plant (66.66%), leaf blade colour green (66.66%), petiole junction colour Yellow (66.66%), leaf main vein colour green (66.66%) and vein pattern “Y” shape (88.88%), corm flesh colour (77.77%). This study is of great significance in determining the distinctiveness, uniformity, and stability of various taro genotypes.
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How to cite this article:
Uma Netam, Padmakshi Thakur, Beena Singh, Sonali Kar. Morphological characterization of Taro [Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum (L.) Schott.] Genotypes. Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):2070-2076.

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