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Growth Performance and Production of Neptunia oleracea Lourerio using Different Plant Materials


Saupi, Noorasmah and Zakaria @ Ya, Muta Harah and Bujang, Japar Sidik and Arshad, Aziz (2017) Growth Performance and Production of Neptunia oleracea Lourerio using Different Plant Materials. In: TRANSACTIONS OF THE MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY VOL. 24: Advances in Plant Science and Technology. Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology, MALAYSIA, 53 - 58. ISBN 9789671084069


Herbaceous perennial plants reproduce by seeds and asexually by means of vegetative organs. Plants from habitat that are unfavorable to seedling establishment tend to rely largely on vegetative reproduction (Sculthorpe, 1967; Fenner and Thompson, 2005). Asexual reproduction is the dominant form of reproduction for wetland plants, i.e. by shoot fragments (Ceratophyllum), turions (Utricularia), inflorescence plantlets (Echinodorus), runners or stolons (Cryptocoryne), rhizomes (Typha), stem tubers (Sagittaria), root tubers (Nymphoides) and corm (Aponogeton) (Sculthorpe, 1967; Cronk and Fennessy, 2001). Neptunia oleracea Lourerio (daun tangki), although less common as a vegetable, is cultivated in inundated fields or canals (Edwards, 1980; Paisooksantivatana, 1994). It is harvested at three to four weeks after planting and 250 shoots are gathered into a bunch for trading in local market. About 30,000 – 50,000 shoots can be harvested in each harvest in one ha area (Paisooksantivatana, 1994). The sexual reproduction of N. oleracea is initiated when the seeds are released by opening of two sutures from the dry pod and dropped off to the wet ground followed by germination (Windler, 1966; Cook, 1996; Cronk and Fennessy, 2001). This species also generates new plants through auxiliary buds and lenticels at stem (Paisooksantivatana, 1994; Holtum and Ivan, 2002; DPI, 2009). However, in Sarawak, Malaysia, N. oleracea is only gathered from wild and offered for sale in local markets as a leafy vegetable (Voon et al., 1990; Suzalina Akma, 2008; Dayangku Alifah, 2009; Mohd Syahrul, 2009; Muhd Arif, 2009). This study was conducted to evaluate the propagation methods for culturing this potential vegetable using the different forms of plant materials, by seedling and stem cutting. The study was also conducted to evaluate the yield of N. oleracea as well as harvesting period per cycle propagation.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Science
Publisher: Malaysian Society of Plant Physiology
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2020 08:36
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 08:36
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/63119
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