Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) being dioecious and polyploid is characterized by
tremendous variability in yield as well as other morphological characters. Some highly
fertile male and consistently high yielding female plants were selected and identified as
etect, semierectand prostrate types. An effort was made to study the phenotypic variability
existing in these various plant types which can be utilized for the economic improvement
of the plant species. The study revealed that the erect type of male plants with high pollen
fertility and long duration of flowering and prostrate type of female plants with high plant
volume and seed yield must be used for further improvement of the crop.
Keywords: Simmondsia chinensis, plant types, phenotypic variability.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
ARUNA KUMARI, J. CHIKARA AND E. R. R. IYENGAR info_circle