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Table 3 Means of plant, fruits characteristics and mineral content (g kg −1 dry-weight) in tissues (roots, stems and leaves) of wild Capsicum ecotypes collected in three populations near two biosphere reserves in Mexico

From: Baseline study of morphometric traits of wild Capsicum annuum growing near two biosphere reserves in the Peninsula of Baja California for future conservation management

  Plant Leaf Dry weight (g)  
Populations Height (m) Coverage (m2) Beginning of canopy (cm) Stems diameter (mm) Area (cm2) Length (cm) Average width (cm) Maximum width (cm) Leaves Stems Roots  
San Bartolo 1.57 a 2.03 a 31.20 a 12.23 ab 489.25 b 4.36 a 1.08 b 2.09 b 34.29 a 324.75 a 29.32 a  
Los Gatos 1.23 ab 0.77 a 10.60 b 8.61 b 866.45 a 4.91 a 1.63 a 3.03 a 21.45 a 31.80 b 27.54 a  
Santiago 0.78 b 0.35 a 10.00 b 17.58 a 777.55 ab 4.89 a 1.49 a 2.64 a 15.31 a 63.47 ab 33.92 a  
  Fruits from collected plants* Four hundred fruits from not collected plants**
  Number Average FW (g) Average DW (g) Peduncle length (cm) Length (mm) Width (mm)   Seeds per fruit DW 100 fruits (g) Seeds DW 100 fruits (g) Pulp DW 100 fruits (g) 1000 seeds DW (g) Pulp/seeds ratio
San Bartolo 8.25 a 0.21 a 0.047 b 2.47 a 7.69 a 7.47 a   16.60 a 7.35 a 3.30 a 4.05 a 4.39 a 1.22 a
Los Gatos 10.0 a 0.22 a 0.078 a 2.52 a 6.67 b 7.04 a   16.23 a 6.53 b 3.38 a 3.15 c 4.07 ab 0.93 b
Santiago 6.25 a 0.19 a 0.061 ab 2.69 a 8.56 a 7.32 a   15.22 a 6.82 b 3.22 a 3.60 b 3.82 b 1.25 a
         Roots      
  Ca Mg K Na    Fe Mn Cu Zn P
San Bartolo 10.81 a 1.53 b 14.58 b 0.25 b    0.67 b 0.45 ab 0.035 a 0.048 b 0.69 a
Los Gatos 7.83 b 2.41 a 15.68 ab 0.24 b    1.65 a 0.06 a 0.033 a 0.045 b 0.67 a
Santiago 11.83 a 1.62 b 20.48 a 0.49 a    0.83 a 0.37 b 0.037 a 0.054 a 0.87 a
       Stems     
  Ca Mg K Na   Fe Mn Cu Zn P
San Bartolo 9.24 a 2.90 b 30.98 b 0.20 1b   0.022 b 0.028 ab 0.029 ab 0.058 a 1.65 a
Los Gatos 8.73 a 4.24 a 30.76 b 0.19 b   0.041 ab 0.025 b 0.028 b 0.054 b 1.95 a
Santiago 10.98 a 2.93 b 42.85 a 0.36 a   0.058 a 0.038 a 0.032 a 0.061 a 2.10 a
       Leaves     
  Ca Mg K Na   Fe Mn Cu Zn P
San Bartolo 14.80 ab 8.77 a 71.14 a 0.77 1   0.06 b 0.055 a 0.036 b 0.064 b 2.97 a
Los Gatos 11.57 b 9.09 a 60.37 b 0.31 b   0.05 b 0.053 a 0.032 b 0.061 c 2.22 a
Santiago 18.92 a 9.25 a 72.66 a 0.45 ab   0.23 a 0.048 a 0.045 a 0.067 a 2.60 a
  1. FW = fresh weight. DW = dry weight. *Each value represents the average of 3 or 10 data set. **Each value represents the average of 100 data set. Means followed by the same letter in each column are not significantly different (Tukey HSD; p = 0.05). For mineral content, each value represents the average of five data.