Author(s): M. Dhanasekaran1*, GC. Abraham2 and S. Mohan2
Kigelia pinnata D.C. the midsized ornamental tree of the family Bignoniaceae has been studied in tissue culture. The preliminary observation on tissue culture using embryos and cotyledons show that there is a scope for pursuing cloning and callus mediated organogenesis in this species. Kigelia pinnata D.C. is propagated primarily by seed. Vegetative propagation using cutting is possible but success rate is very low. Although kigelia pinnata D.C.is reported to be produced from hardwood cutting under experimental conditions, frequency of plant recovery in both seeds and cuttings are small in magnitude. So that invitro propagation methods are introduced in order to produce more number of seedlings. This paper revealed that the micropropagation and what are the methods followed to get plantlets of kigelia pinnata D.C. through plant tissue culture.