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Table 3 Association between ecogeographic factors and morphological traits in the USDA, ARS Capsicum baccatum germplasm collection

From: Genetic diversity in Capsicum baccatumis significantly influenced by its ecogeographical distribution

Morphological traits (Dependent) Ecogeographic factors (Label) F value
Stem number Precipitation warmest quarter 8.53**
Plant height Longitude 5.00*
Plant habit Minimum temperature coldest month 5.23*
Locule number Annual rainfall 10.37**
Immature fruit color Minimum temperature coldest month 5.02*
Fruit set (low to high) Annual rainfall 4.54*
Fruit position (pendant to erect) Maximum temperature warmest month 4.38*
Fruit persistance (seperating/persitent) Longitude 6.23*
Days to maturity Maximum temperature warmest month 9.06**
Days to maturity Annual temperature 8.21**
Calyx shape (cup/saucer) Precipitation warmest quarter 7.61**
Calyx shape (cup/saucer) Altitude 6.50*
Calyx margin (smooth to serrate) Annual rainfall 17.46***
Calyx margin (smooth to serrate) Minimum temperature coldest month 6.94**
Calyx margin (smooth to serrate) Annual temperature 6.12*
Anthocyanin immature fruit Altitude 5.78*
  1. ***, **, * Significant at 0.05, 0.01 and 0.001, respectively.