Observations on sex differentiation in the oil palm, Elaeis guineensis L.

Williams, C.N. and Thomas, Roger L. (1970) Observations on sex differentiation in the oil palm, Elaeis guineensis L. Annals of Botany, 34 (4). pp. 937-963. ISSN 0305-7364, DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aob.a084425.

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The morphology and frequency of occurrence of abnormal hermaphrodite inflorescences in the oil palm is described for palms of varying age. Hermaphrodite inflorescences are manifest during changes of the sex cycle in the normally monoecious species, and gross morphological differences in the type of hermaphrodite inflorescences occurred depending on whether the change of cycle was from male to female or vice versa. The significance of the occurrence and morphology of the abnormal inflorescences is discussed in relation to the accumulation of photo-synthetic reserves and to the maturation process. © 1970 OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Williams, C.N.; University of Malaya, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Observations; sex differentiation; oil palm; Elaeis guineensis L.
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2021 04:03
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2021 04:03
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24620

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