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 SPEC 54    Theobroma cacao

 Baker, R.E.D., Cope, F.W., Holliday, P.C., Bartley, B.G. & Taylor, D.J. (1953)
The Anglo-Colombian cacao collecting expedition.. Report of Cacao Research, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad 9: pp. 8-29.

Derivation: SPECimen.
Collected by Various.

Notes:  Baker et al., 1953 [BAK53A] The Anglo-Colombian Expedition collected material from various places in Colombia ( Amazonas & Vaupes) in 1952 and involved many different collectors. The material was sent onto Trinidad. The name SPEC was given to everything that was collected including Theobroma species other then T. cacao and Herranias.

Bartley, 1983a [BAR83A]. This material is divided into two classes:

1) Collections from the Amazon - up to SPEC 54,

2) Collections from other populations, usually cultivated and of Criollo or Trinitario descent.
 

Synonyms: COL 54 [SPE], M SPEC 54

 NOTES

Baker et al., 1953 [BAK53A] The Anglo-Colombian Expedition collected material from various places in Colombia ( Amazonas & Vaupes) in 1952 and involved many different collectors. The material was sent onto Trinidad. The name SPEC was given to everything that was collected including Theobroma species other then T. cacao and Herranias. Bartley, 1983a [BAR83A]. This material is divided into two classes: 1) Collections from the Amazon - up to SPEC 54, 2) Collections from other populations, usually cultivated and of Criollo or Trinitario descent.

 COLLECTION DETAILS

Location: R. Papuri, Vaupes, Colombia (cocoa plantation)
Date: 28 November 1952
Coordinates: 69.00 W, 1.00 S
Material collected: Pod
Notes: San Bernando old Dutch mission
Expedition Code: 52CO
   Baker, R.E.D. et al., 1953
   Trinidad - U.W.I., 1952
   Cope, F.W., 1953

 PEDIGREE DETAILS

 Mother to:
SPEC 54 /1    Trinidad - U.W.I., 1952
SPEC 54 /12    Trinidad - U.W.I., 1952
SPEC 54 /2    Trinidad - U.W.I., 1952

 BEAN

 Baker, R.E.D. et al., 1953
Colour Dark Purple: Present
Number: 32.0
Total Wet Weight: 120.0 g
Wet Weight: 3.00 g
 Reference

 FRUIT

 Baker, R.E.D. et al., 1953
Length: 180.0 mm
Breadth: 90.0 mm
Colour: green and white
Length Breadth Ratio: 2.00
Note: expedition data
 Reference

 FLOWER

 Baker, R.E.D. et al., 1953
Self Compatibility: self compatible
 Reference

Baker, R.E.D., Cope, F.W., Holliday, P.C., Bartley, B.G. & Taylor, D.J. (1953) The Anglo-Colombian cacao collecting expedition.. Report of Cacao Research, Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture, Trinidad 9: pp. 8-29.
Trinidad - U.W.I. (1952) Cocoa Collecting Expedition Colombia 1952. Record of material received.. Unpublished Notebook, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Cope, F.W. (1953) An interim report on the Anglo-Colombian cocoa-collecting expedition.. In: Report of the 1953 Cocoa Conference, London. Cocoa, Chocolate & Confectionery Alliance, London, U.K. pp. 57-63.