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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Comparison between morphological characters of parents and Basella alba var. alba × Basella alba var. rubra hybrids studied.

Characters Basella alba Basella rubra ×
Basella alba hybrids
Basella alba ×
Basella rubra hybrids
Basella rubra
Plant habit Perennial, herbaceous, twinning Perennial, herbaceous, twinning Perennial, herbaceous, twinning Perennial, herbaceous, twinning
Plant height at flower bud initiation (cm) 87.70 ± 9.05b 60.74 ± 2.39c 58.70 ± 2.32c 119.49 ± 6.80a
No. of primary branches 5.26 ± 0.30a 4.23 ± 0.36a 3.71 ± 0.42b 4.33 ± 0.24b
Internode distance 5.05 ± 0.44a 4.49 ± 0.31ab 4.18 ± 0.38b 4.58 ± 0.45b
Stem texture and colour Glabrous, green Glabrous, red Glabrous, red Glabrous, red
Stem diameter 3.180 ± 0.12b 3.28 ± 0.11ab 3.10 ± 0.15b 3.64 ± 0.11a
Leaves Green, glabrous, succulent, cordate, margin entire, venationpinnate, leaf arrangementalternate, leafattachmentpetiolate Red, glabrous, succulent, cordate, margin entire, venationpinnate, leaf arrangementalternate, leafattachmentpetiolate Red, glabrous, succulent, cordate, margin entire, venationpinnate, leaf arrangementalternate, leafattachmentpetiolate Red, glabrous, cordate, margin entire, venationpinnate, leaf arrangementalternate, leaf attachment petiolate
Leaf length (cm) 7.75 ± 2.25a 6.12 ± 0.42b 6.13 ± 0.35b 6.02 ± 0.28b
Leaf width (cm) 6.67 ± 0.25a 4.76 ± 0.24c 4.83 ± 0.23bc 5.23 ± 0.23b
Petiole length (cm) 1.95 ± 0.05a 1.47 ± 0.07b 1.70 ± 0.07a 1.71 ± 0.07b
Inflorescence Racemose, perianth 5, joined at base, cream with pink apex, bracts attached to base of perianth, flowers bisexual, pedicel sessile and glabrous, symmetry radial; Anther 5, pollen light yellow, powdery; filament white with adnate attachment; stigma simple, glabrous; style of unequal length, white, simple, glabrous; ovary superior, placentation basal Racemose, perianth 5, joined at base, cream with deep purple apex, bracts attached to base of perianth, flowers bisexual, pedicel sessile and glabrous, symmetry radial; Anther 5, pollen deep yellow, powdery; filament white with adnate attachment; stigma simple, glabrous; style of unequal length, white, simple, glabrous; ovary superior, placentation basal Racemose, perianth 5, joined at base, cream with deep purple apex, bracts attached to base of perianth, flowers bisexual, pedicel sessile and glabrous, symmetry radial; Anther 5, pollen deep yellow, powdery; filament white with adnate attachment; stigma simple, glabrous; style of unequal length, white, simple, glabrous; ovary superior, placentation basal Racemose, perianth 5, joined at base, cream with deep purple apex, bracts attached to base of perianth, flowers bisexual, pedicel sessile and glabrous, symmetry radial; Anther 5, pollen deep yellow, powdery; filament white with adnate attachment; stigma simple, glabrous; style of unequal length, white, simple, glabrous; ovary superior, placentation basal
Plant Breed. Biotech. 2023;11:225-34 https://doi.org/10.9787/PBB.2023.11.4.225
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