Abnormal Seedlings in Madhuca latifolia-An important biodiesel tree

  • sangram bhanudas chavan National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
  • Armughum Keerthika ICAR-CAZARI, JODHPUR
  • Ankur Jha National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
  • Arunkumar Handa National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
  • Ram Newaj National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
  • shivkumar Dhyani National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
Keywords: Madhuca latifolia, twin, triplet, polyembryony and abnormal


Mahua is one of the most important tree species for tribals in parts of central India for their livelihood security. It is promising oil yielding tree species for biodiesel production having properties that replaces diesel fuel. During the germination study of Madhuca latifolia conducted at NRCAF nursery, abnormalities in the form of twin and triplet seedlings were recorded. Reporting of this type of occurrence will be helpful for management of seedlings in nursery as well as for future breeding program.

Author Biographies

sangram bhanudas chavan, National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
Armughum Keerthika, ICAR-CAZARI, JODHPUR
Scientist (Agrforestry)
shivkumar Dhyani, National Research Centre for Agroforestry, Jhansi
Director, NRCAF, Jhansi


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