Morphological characterization of leaf, flower, fruit and seed traits among Brazilian Theobroma L. species

@article{Santos2011MorphologicalCO,
  title={Morphological characterization of leaf, flower, fruit and seed traits among Brazilian Theobroma L. species},
  author={R. Santos and Jos{\'e} Luiz Pires and Ronan Xavier Correa},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={59},
  pages={327-345}
}
Morphological variability of four wild species, one semi-cultivated and one cultivated species of Theobroma L., indigenous to Brazil and introduced in the Bahian cocoa-growing region, was characterized based on 35 quantitative and 13 qualitative traits. T. cacao, which shows a great diversity of conserved germplasm and many published references for morphological characterization, besides of being one of the most cultivated species in Theobroma, was used for comparison as reference species… CONTINUE READING

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