Potential physiological seed Clitoria fairchildiana howard in time function and drying temperature


  • Magnólia Martins Alves Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Edna Ursulino Alves Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Rosemere dos Santos Silva Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Sueli da Silva Santos-Moura Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Antônio Pereira dos Anjos Neto Universidade Federal da Paraíba
  • Caroline Marques Rodrigues Universidade Federal da Paraíba




Sombreiro. Forest species. Desiccation. Water content.


The species Clitoria fairchildiana Howard, native to the Amazon region, by a rustic species and be of rapid growth, has been useful in heterogeneous reforestation for the revegetation and reclamation of degraded areas, used in the planting of streets, public squares, roads and parking lots, due to its wide, leafy canopy and its rapid growth. The work was developed in the Laboratory of Analyses of Seeds of Centro de Ciências Agrárias of Universidade Federal da Paraíba. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the physiological potential of C. fairchildiana seeds submitted to different drying times. The experimental design completely randomized, with treatments distributed in a factorial 4 x 5 (temperatures and periods of drying). It was evaluated to determine the water content after the drying processing for each period (0, 6, 12, 18 and 24 hours). For the evaluation of the effect of temperatures (35, 40, 45 and 50°C) were performed the following tests: water content, germination, germination speed index (IVG), as well as length and dry mass of roots and aerial portion of seedlings. Drying of seeds of C. fairchildiana is recommended at the temperature of 35°C, within hours drying 6h without compromising the physiological quality of seeds.


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ALVES, M.M., ALVES, E.U., SILVA, R. dos S., SANTOS-MOURA, S. da S., DOS ANJOS NETO, A.P. and RODRIGUES, C.M., 2015. Potential physiological seed Clitoria fairchildiana howard in time function and drying temperature . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 1600–1608. [Accessed15 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v31n6a2015-29641. Available from: https://seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/view/29641.



Agricultural Sciences