Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
versão impressa ISSN 0100-2945
TRILLOS GONZALEZ, Ofelia et al. Morphologic characterization of forty six accessions of cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L.), in Antioquia (Colombia). Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2008, vol.30, n.3, pp. 708-715. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452008000300025.
Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana L) grows wild in tropical areas of South America. The Centre of origin and diversity is located at the Andean zone between Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. This work is about morphological characterization of forty six accessions of Cape gooseberry from a Germplasm Bank of the Colombian Nation at the Experimental Station of "La Selva" located at Rionegro (Antioquia, Colombia). The experimental design used was a lattice seven by seven simple unbalanced and duplicated. Each accession was planted at rows with five plants and five structures of tree plants of each row were evaluated. Sixty eight morphological descriptors were used and 56 of them (81,16%) were useful to accessions differentiation. The Gower coefficients of dissimilarity varied between 0 and 0.20 and the Eucledian distance varied between 0.25 and 1.22.
Palavras-chave : Andean Crops; Cape gooseberry descriptors; Eucledian distances; Germplasm Bank of Colombia; Gower coefficient.