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By G. A. R. Wood, R. A. Lass

This article covers all facets of cocoa construction. larger costs for cocoa have ended in a lot new wisdom concerning the plant and adjustments to its tools of creation. those are mentioned, in addition to new difficulties that experience happened and the clean study tasks which have been wanted. The booklet may be of curiosity to advertisement growers, in addition to study and extension employees, and all these enthusiastic about the cocoa undefined.

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The ovary has five parts containing many ovules arranged around a central axis. The style has the appearance of a single style and is about twice as long as the ovary. The flowers are generally pink with darker tissue in the staminodes and the petals, but there is considerable variation between cultivars in the size and colour of the flowers. The inflorescence primordia arise from old leaf axils and it takes about thirty days from initiation for the bud to emerge through the bark and mature. 20 Bolany, types and populations Fig.

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