Pollen production of selected Gossypium varieties (Malvaceae) aureus
Thakare AG, Tidke JA
Total pollen production per inflorescence was studied in the eight selected Gossypium varieties viz., NHH-44, Ankur-651, AKH-081, Renuka-143, H-10, PKV-hy-2, H-8 and Ajeet 11. In Gossypium varieties studied the number of anther per flower was found to be in range of 70 to 108 anther per flower. The production of seed usually depends on the production of pollen grain although a plants total production of pollen grain is influence by various factors and also varies from year to year. Maximum pollen production was estimated in Pkv-hy2 (419780 + 71527) during the study period. However it was minimum in H-10 (188284 + 66980). Thus pollen production was more or less high in all varieties, which favous the successful seeds in all varieties reflecting the male reproductive success.