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Table 2 The morphological characteristics of S. flavescens populations a

From: Karyological, morphological and phytochemical characteristics of medicinal plants Sophora flavescens Aiton grown from seeds collected at different localities

Characteristics Gansu Hualien Yuli Danda
No. of leaflet 17.00 ± 1.90 ab 19.00 ± 3.47 a 17.00 ± 2.36 ab 15.00 ± 2.83 b
Leaflet length (mm) 33.63 ± 4.62 b 42.40 ± 4.97 a 43.12 ± 4.92 a 41.61 ± 4.89 a
Leaflet width (mm) 10.88 ± 1.82 bc 12.13 ± 1.61 ab 13.37 ± 1.32 a 9.56 ± 0.93 c
No. of primary branches 3.78 ± 0.42 b 4.67 ± 0.93 ab 5.00 ± 0.76 a 1.89 ± 0.19 c
No. of flower per inflorescence 33.38 ± 0.88 b 34.34 ± 1.03 b 31.00 ± 1.45 c 43.20 ± 3.23 a
No. of pod per inflorescence 2.50 ± 0.58 c 5.67 ± 1.57 b 6.05 ± 0.97 b 9.05 ± 2.51 a
No. of seed per pod 7.84 ± 0.69 ab 7.04 ± 0.71 b 7.95 ± 0.84 ab 8.59 ± 0.27 a
100-seed weight (g) 4.02 ± 1.07 b 4.11 ± 0.44 b 4.60 ± 0.52 a 3.60 ± 0.55 c
Dried root weight (g) 142.45 ± 26.94 bc 284.66 ± 41.40 a 191.26 ± 30.02 b 122.40 ± 25.54 c
No. of roots per plant 6.40 ± 2.07 a 5.20 ± 1.64 a 7.60 ± 2.06 a 7.25 ± 1.58 a
Plant height (cm) 73.06 ± 19.37 b 107.32 ± 18.03 a 86.00 ± 18.16 ab 75.75 ± 25.30 b
  1. aMeans ± standard errors (n = 4) within each column followed by different letters are significantly different at the P = 0.05 level.