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** Significant at 1% level. Source: Sasikumar et al. (1992b)

** Significant at 1% level. Source: Sasikumar et al. (1992b)

Yadav (1999) reported a high genotypic coefficient of variation for length and weight of secondary rhizomes, weight of primary rhizomes, number of secondary and primary rhizomes, and rhizome yield/plant. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance as a percentage of mean was observed for plant height, leaf length, suckers per plant, number of mother and secondary rhizomes, weight of primary rhizome, and rhizome yield per plant, indicating that desirable improvement in these traits can be brought about through straight selection. Plant height followed by number of tillers per plant and leaf length had a maximum direct effect on rhizome yield (Singh, 2001).

Nybe and Nair (1982) suggested that morphological characters are not reliable to classify the types, although some of the types can be distinguished to a certain extent from rhizome characters. All the morphological characters were found to vary among types except for breadth of leaf, leaf area index, and number of primary fingers. Man-mohandas et al. (2000) found that all the cultivars differed significantly in tiller number and leaf number. Yield stability analysis revealed the superiority of cvs. Ernad and Kuruppumpadi as they expressed high mean yield, nonsignificant genotype-environment interaction and stability in yield.

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