Encyclopedia : Wild & local strains

South American strains

Colombian Columbia Y023

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This is a wild strain found in the Cesar area of Colombia. The hypocotyl has a tinge of red, and the cotyledonary veins are red, too. There are epidermal hairs to the upper half of the hypocotyl and cotyledonary petiole. The leaf has a broad shape and is comparatively small. The main lobe-intermediate type. Under natural conditions at Shizuoka-city, flower buds were finally recognized in the middle of October. The corolla is light blue, but its throat and midpetaline bands have a bit of a reddish tinge. The flower diameter is 6 cm. The flower tube is white. Light-brown epidermal hairs extend to the calyx, though thinly. Usually there is one flower per peduncle, but there can frequently be up to four.
Colombia Y023-1
Panoramic view
Colombia Y023-2
Panoramic view
Colombia Y023-3
Cotyledon compared with those of Africa strain (left)and Brazil strain (center)
Colombia Y023-4
Cotyledon and hypocotyl
Colombia Y023-5
1st leaf
Colombia Y023-6
From 1st leaf to 3rd leaf
Colombia Y023-7
Colombia Y023-8
Leaf and flower
Colombia Y023-9
Colombia Y023-10
Calyx on flowering day
Colombia Y023-11
Colombia Y023-12
Colombia Y023-13

Edited by Yuuji Tsukii (Lab. Biology, Science Research Center, Hosei University)