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|Title: ||Bird of paradise (Strelitziareginae)- An exotic non traditional cutflower for Southern dry zone of Karnataka.|
|Authors: ||Anuradha Sane,|
Anil Kumar Nair
|Keywords: ||Bird of Paradise|
|Issue Date: ||2009|
|Citation: ||Anuradha Sane, Anil Kumar Nair & M.A. Suryanarayana 2009. Bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae)- An exotic non traditional cutflower for Southern dry zone of Karnataka. National Conference on Floriculture for livelihood and profitability, New Delhi from March 16-19.|
|Abstract: ||The commercial cultivation of potential exotic flower crop like bird of paradise is gaining importance. It is a less known cut flower with high prospectus but grown on small scale to satisfy special market demands. An experiment was initiated during 2002 at CHES, Hirehalli, Karnataka to study the performance of bird of paradise under southern dry zone of Karnataka. It is an herbaceous evergreen perennial flower crop belonging to Strelitziaceae family. It produces highly attractive orange and blue flowers, which are long lasting and excellent for indoor display. The plants performed well in full sun and survive with very little water once established. The plants flowered within 2 years of planting. Flowering occurred throughout the year with maximum flowering during September -March. The mean values were 128 cm for plant height with 139.22 leaves/pl and 21.52 dichotomous branches/pl. Inflorescence length was 83.09 cm with 4.31 cm stem diameter. No. of florets per inflorescence ranged from 6.2 to 11.8. Growth and yield performance indicated that bird of paradise is a promising crop for southern dry zones of Karnataka.|
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