Ineffectiveness of wrapped flower in inhibiting cross-fertilization in pigeonpea uri icon

abstract

  • The wrapped flower character has been reported to inhibit out-crossing in pigeonpea in Australia. However, one of the wrapped flower lines gave an average of about 16% out-crossing at ICRISAT Center near Hyderabad, India. This level of out-crossing was not different from that in cultivars having normal (unwrapped) flowers. This suggests that the wrapped flower trait is not a dependable character for reducing out-crossing in pigeonpea

publication date

  • 1987
  • 1987