The pineapple : botany, production, and uses by Duane P Bartholomew, Robert E. Paull, Kenneth G Rohrbach

By Duane P Bartholomew, Robert E. Paull, Kenneth G Rohrbach

*Authors comprise foreign specialists from round the world
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Aimed at researchers horticulturists, this complete reference publication on pineapple covers all themes from botany and taxonomy to genetics, breeding, creation, affliction and postharvest thoughts. there's at present no unmarried up to date quantity at the pineapple and this ebook fills that hole. The contents comprise: background, distribution and global creation; botany; breeding, genetic engineering, choice and cultivars; crop surroundings, temperature, water and light-weight; propagation; cultural structures; flowering and fruit improvement; and pests, ailment and weeds. The publication should be of curiosity to these operating in horticulture and tropical fruit growers.

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In 1919, Hassler divided the genus Ananas in two sections Euananas and Pseudoananas. The latter was raised to a distinct monospecific genus by Harms (1930), with Pseudananas macrodontes (Morren) Harms. In his second classification, Mez (1934) did not recognize this new genus, and proposed three species: (i) A. comosus, including the wild pineapples and the cultivated forms sativus (spiny types), lucidus (smooth-leaved pineapples) and debilis (with doubts); (ii) A. sagenaria, corresponding to A.

It is subjected to a rainy season during most of the year or even to periods of flooding. Populations of A. macrodontes are rare now because of a very strong reduction of its habitat. Camargo (cited by Reyes-Zumeta, 1967) considered that this species includes at least three botanical varieties, one corresponding to the description by Morren and another to A. microcephalus, described by Bertoni (1919) in Paraguay. On the contrary, Baker and Collins observed very little variation in those areas (Smith, 1939).

These form a short and compact system at the stem base, with numerous strong roots and limited branching. 85 m in depth. The number of roots produced after planting is positively correlated with shoot weight, and crowns produce more roots than do shoots. The root internal anatomy is typical of monocots, with, towards the centre: the epidermis, with root hair cells; the cortex comprising the exodermis, the outer cortex, with sclerenchyma and aerating canals, and the inner cortex, with a lagunar parenchyma; the endodermis, pericycle, vessels and pith (Fig.

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