Abstract—Oxalis triangularis is an attractive ornamental
plant propagated by using bulbs and has no natural viable
seeds. It is an ideal decorative plant for growing in pots and
other containers. The plant is not widely found in Malaysia and
mostly obtained from Thailand. Hence, it is necessary to
propagate this plant through tissue culture system for large
scale production. In the present study, production of synthetic
seeds was attempted from this species and the synthetic seeds
managed to survive after 7 and 30 days after storage at 4°C.
The rate of synthetic seeds conversion to complete plants after
7 days was 96.67% with 4.57 mean shoot numbers, while after
30 days of storage, the conversion rate slightly decreased to
90% with only 3.97 shoots formation per bead. The present
work reports and discusses the potential of tissue culture
technique as an alternative method for mass propagation and
conservation of this interesting and attractive ornamental plant
for future uses and exploitation.
Index Terms—In vitro propagation, BAP, NAA, synthetic seeds.
All the authors are with the Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Rosna Mat Taha, Noraini Mahmad, Jamilah Syafawati Yaacob, Noorlidah Abdullah, and Sadegh Mohajer, "Synthetic Seeds Production and Regeneration of Oxalis triangularis for Mass Propagation and Conservation," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 461-464, 2013.