Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 56–62 | Cite as

Effects of foliage boron-spraying on seed yields and fatty acid composition of tree peony (Paeonia ostii ‘Feng Dan’)

  • Chengcheng Li
  • Wenli Ji
  • Jiayi Sun
  • Qiaoli Li
  • Jingxuan Yang
  • Shuangyu Wei
  • Yanlong Zhang
Physics and Biology


The influence of the foliage boron(B)-spaying concentration on the yield and fatty acid composition of tree peony (Paeonia ostii ‘Feng Dan’) was explored in the experiment of 2014-2015. In this research, a statistically significant correlation was found between the mass concentration of foliage boron- spraying and tree peony seed yield. Maximum yield increment of tree peony seeds was obtained when the boron-spraying concentration was 4 g/L. The composition of fatty acid was analyzed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and the main components of the fatty acid composition were quantified by internal standard method. The increase in the oil extraction rate after foliage boron-spraying nutrition of different concentration was significant and ranged between 0.04% and 11.43%. Seed oil production and oil extraction rate were also increased due to the increase of seed yields. Furthermore, foliage boron-spraying had a significant effect on the content of linolenic acid and linoleic acid in seed oil.


tree peony foliage boron-spraying seed yield GC-MS fatty acid composition 

CLC number

S 685.11 


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The authors gratefully acknowledge MA Xinshi for his enthusiastic support of this research and access to land for experimentation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengcheng Li
    • 1
  • Wenli Ji
    • 1
  • Jiayi Sun
    • 1
  • Qiaoli Li
    • 2
  • Jingxuan Yang
    • 1
  • Shuangyu Wei
    • 1
  • Yanlong Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Landscape Architecture and ArtsNorthwest Agriculture and Forestry UniversityShaanxiChina
  2. 2.College of ForestryNorthwest Agriculture and Forestry UniversityShaanxiChina

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