Descriptor list details

Descriptors for finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.)

1985

This descriptor list for finger millet (Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.) is based upon lists prepared by Dr. G. Harinarayana and Dr. A. Seetharam. This descriptor list has been prepared in an IBPGR standard format following advice on descriptors and descriptor states from crop experts throughout the world.

Crop
Finger millet
Publisher
IPGRI
Bibliographic citation

IPGRI. (1985). Descriptors for finger millet. Rome: Bioversity.

Version
1985

40 days after tillering attitude

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Decumbent
5
Erect
7
Prostorate

From ground level to tip of inflorescence (ear). At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Number of culm branches at maturity

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0Not pigmented
+Pigmented

Number of basal tillers which bear mature ears

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

From sowing to stage when ears have emerged from 50% of main tillers

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Exsertion of inflorescence at dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1DroopyFingers lax and drooping
2OpenFingers straight
3Semi-compactTops of finger curved
4CompactFingers incurved
5Fist-likeFingers very incurved

At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Small
5
Intermediate
7
Large

At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0Absent
+Present

Gaps on finger. At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0AbsentSpiklets continous
+PresentSpiklets discontinous

From base to tip of longest spike (finger) on main tiller. At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
mm

Measured across centre of longest finger. At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

From sessile base to tip of lower glume. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Short 2.8 - 4.0 mm
5
Intermediate 5.4 - 6.6 mm
7
Long 8.0 - 9.2 mm

At maturity

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0Absent
+Present

At maturity

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Low 4 grains
5
Intermediate 6 grains
7
High 8 grains

By glume at maturity

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Exposed
5
Intermediate
7
Enclosed

Post harvest

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1White
2Light brown
3Copper-brown
4Purple-brown
5Other

Diameter of internode between third and fourth nodes from top. At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Number of leaves on main tiller. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric

Meausred from node to ligule of flag leaf from top. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
mm

Measured across centre of sheath of flag leaf from top. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Measured from ligule to tip of fourth leaf blade from top. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
cm

Measured across centre of fourth leaf blade from top. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Number of stomata per 0.0008 cubic centimeter. Determined on fourth leaf from top. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Low 9-10
5
Intermediate 13-14
7
High 17-18

Measured from ligule to leaf tip. At flowering

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
cm

Measured across to the centre

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

At maturity

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Low
5
Intermediate
7
High

Consider tillering, height, leafliness, bulk and senscence. At maturity

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

From top most node to base of the thumb finger

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric

On main ear. At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric

Number of spikelets per centimeters along middle portion of the rachis of any finger. At dough stage

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Sparse
5
Intermediate
7
Dense

From sowing to stage when 50% of main tillers nave mature ears

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0Not synchronous
+Synchronous

Post-harvest

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Round
2Reniform
3Ovoid
4Other

Post-harvest

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Smooth
2Wrinkled

Post-harvest

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
0Not uniform
+Uniform
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

0
Not persistent
3
Partially persistent
7
Persistent
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Mean of 5 plants, post-harvest

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

consider the finger number, size, and density. Grain number and size as compared to standard

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Low
5
Intermediate
7
High
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Scale
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Legend:

3
Low
5
Average
7
High

Percentage of dry grain weight

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
%

Percentage of dry grain weight

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
%

Percentage of dry grain weight

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
%

Percentage of dry grain weight

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
%

Percentage of dry grain weight

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
%