Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 53, Issue 8, pp 1589–1596 | Cite as

Morphological Variability of Prosopis cineraria (L.) Druce, from the Cholistan Desert, Pakistan

  • Mohammad Arshad
  • Muhammad Ashraf
  • Niala Arif


Sixty-two accessions of Prosopis cineraria, collected from different areas of the Cholistan desert and from the vicinity of Islamia University, Bahawalpur during June, 2002 were evaluated for agro-morphological diversity. Data collected revealed considerable variation for pod length, pod thickness, number of seeds per pod, pod weight, 100-seed weight, seed size, number of pinnules, length of pinnae, length of the pinnulae, and breadth of the pinnulae. Accessions GD-1 and GD-2, collected from Gadhen Wala Toba, KWT-1, KWT-3, KWT-4, KWT-6, from Khokhran Wala Toba, TWT-2, TWT-7, TWT-8, from Taraway Wala Toba, CSW-2, CSW-7, CSW-8, from Chah Sulleh Wala, and IUB-5, IUB-9, from Islamia University, Bahawalpur, showed very high variation. Overall, accessions KWT-6 from Khokhran Wala Toba, and TWT-7, from Taraway Wala Toba, (both from Cholistan desert), appeared as best genotypes based on their morphological variation detected in this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cholistan Institute of Desert StudiesIslamia UniversityBahawalpurPakistan
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of AgricultureFaisalabadPakistan

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