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Abstract

Growth and development of Lycium barbarum L. in the environment of samarkand in Uzbekistan.

Abstract

Shrub Lycium barbarum belongs of the family Solanaceae, is introduced and does not occur naturally in Uzbekistan. Despite its numerous medicinal characteristics, in Uzbekistan, its growth and development have not been studied. Therefore, our primary goal was to study the germination of seeds, stages of ontogenesis and some morphological signs of fruits. The highest seed germination rate of 74±0,12% as at the 20 degree C. When studying ontogenesis, plant development was divided into ten stages and four periods. The pre-reproductive period lasted 1-2 years. The reproductive period was determined for 2-3 years from the beginning of the growing season. For several months, an analysis of the changes in the morphological characteristics of the fruits of L. barbarum was carried out and in May, relatively large ripened fruits were determined (length 2.18 ± 0.09, width 1.14 ± 0.11).