Micropropagation of Paraserianthes falcataria

Ravindran, Ragini (1998) Micropropagation of Paraserianthes falcataria. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


Paraserianthes falcataria is a tropical, deciduous, leguminous tree. It is native to Papua N e w Guinea, West Irian, The Soloman Islands and The Moluccas. It is n o w widely grown in plantations of Philippines, Fiji, Asia, Australia and parts of America. The focus of this study was to establish micropropagation techniques for Paraserianthes falcataria, in order to introduce this species as a prospective source of timber and paper of the future. Seed germination experiments were investigated for seed pre-treatments with various agents, where warm (heated) water at 70°C produced the maximum percentage (95%) of germination. The explants were investigated for soil acclimation, with peat: perlite : coarse sand being the best soil conditions. In conclusion, Paraserianthes falcataria can be propagated in vitro and is a promising species for revegetation and agroforestry practices.

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Master of Science

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/18206
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0607 Plant Biology
Historical > FOR Classification > 0705 Forestry Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords Albizia falcataria, Micropropagation
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