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Incipient Diœcy in Pimento

Nature volume 192, pages 12051206 (23 December 1961) | Download Citation

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Pimenta dioica (Linn.) Merrill, known as allspice or pimento, is an important Jamaican crop and the island is the world's chief supplier. Unfortunately, improvement of the crop is hindered by a characteristic type of unfruitfulness among certain trees. The problem has long been recognized and was mentioned by P. Browne1 in 1755.

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  1. 1.

    , The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica, 247 (1775).

  2. 2.

    , Contrib. Gray Herb., 165, 30 (1947).

  3. 3.

    , Flora of the West Indian Islands, 240 (1864).

  4. 4.

    , Pimento, Min. Agric. and Lands (Jamaica) Pub. (1961).

  5. 5.

    , The Forms of Flowers, Chap. 8, 281 (1877).

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  1. Botany Department, University College of The West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

    • G. P. CHAPMAN
  2. Crop Agronomy Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Jamaica.

    • S. K. GLASGOW

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