African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 722

Full Length Research Paper

Correlation study of flowering performance and flowering pattern with the yield in Linum usitatissimum L.

Rajesh Kumar Jain
Botany Department, K.N.C.W, Phagwara (Punjab), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 March 2010
  •  Published: 31 March 2011


Highly significant positive correlation were observed in flax among the 1000 seed weight with biological yield, economic yield and harvest index, the reproductive phase length with primary branch number, flower number per plant and capsule number per plant, the vegetative phase length with days to first bud and days to first flower, the seed number per capsule with primary branch number, the capsule number per plant with flower number per plant, the flower number per plant with single continuous flowering period, the plant height at maturity with plant height at first bud ,the days to first flower with days to first bud. The character like biological yield has maximum positive direct effect on economic yield followed by harvest index; the biological yield has highest positive direct effect on seed yield followed by harvest index and single continuous flowering period. The 1000 seed weight has highest positive indirect effect on economic yield via character like biological yield followed by harvest index, flower number per plant, capsule number per plant, reproductive phase length, secondary branch number and plant height at maturity.


Key words: Linseed, flowering-performance, flowering-pattern, correlation.