Descriptor list details

ICRAF Descriptors for Baobab

1.0

These descriptors are used for characterization of Baobab accessions.

Crop
Agroforestry species
Publisher
Not specified
Version
1.0
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
m

Trunk diameter recorded at breast height.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
m
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Grey
2Brown
3Reddish-brown
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric

Type of material collected. If different types of material have been collected from the same source, each sample (type) should be designated with a unique collecting number and a corresponding unique accession number.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Record the predominant shape of fruits.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Oblong-cylindrical
2Oblong-irregular
3Ellipsoid
4Globose
5Pyriform
6Reniformkidney-shaped
7Obovate
8Ovate

Fruit apex shape.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Acute
2Obtuse
3Round
4Concave

Fruit pedicel insertion.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Vertical
2Slightly oblique
3Oblique
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Absent
2Slightly prominent
3Prominent
4Very prominent
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Absent
2Perceptible
3Pointed
4Prominent
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Evenly hairy
2Partly hairy
3Not hairy
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Smooth
2Wrinkled

Colour of hairs on the fruit skin, coded using the Royal Horticultural Society colour chart.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Average length of ten seeds.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
mm

Average width of ten seeds.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
mm

Average thickness of ten seeds measured at 90 degrees from the measuremet of seed width.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Numeric
Unit of measure
mm

Colour of seed determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text

Fruit cross section outline.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Absent
2Shallowly contoured
3Deeply contoured

Use hands to determine shell hardness by breaking a piece of shell.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Easily cracked
2Slightly hard
3Hard
4Very hard

Adherence of fibre to fruit shell.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Weak
2Intermediate
3Strong

Quantity of fibres in fruit.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Low
2Intermediate
3High

Texture of fibres in fruit.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Soft
2Intermediate
3Coarse

Adherence of pulpy seed to fibre.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Weak
2Intermediate
3Strong

Adherence of fruit pulp to seed (scratch with your finger nails).

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Soft
2Intermediate
3Firm
Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Coded
CodeTermDescription
1Soft
2Intermediate
3Firm

Colour of fruit pulp -use colour codes from the Royal Horticultural Society colour chart.

Classification
Characterization descriptor
Data type
Free text