Genotypic variation and hierarchical clustering of Palmyrah (Borassus flabellifer L.)

  • V. Ponnuswami and S. Chitra
Keywords: Borassus flabellifer L., genotypes, variability hierarchical clustering.


The genotypic divergence and hierarchical clustering based on morphological, fruit and seed traits was studied in 48 palmyrah genotypes of diverse genetic background. Significant differences were recorded for morphological, fruit and seed characters among genotypes. Highest variability was observed in fruit weight followed by Neera yield and Tree height. Multivariate hierarchical cluster analysis was done to classify genotypes according to their degree of similarity in morphological, fruit seed and pooled traits.
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