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SILECIA 8 [ECU]    Theobroma cacao

 Desrosiers, R. & Buchwald, A. von (1950)
Report of a trip to the Napo river. Typed Report, E.E.T. Pichilingue, Ecuador. 1950. pp. 15.

Derivation: SILECIA farm.
Collected by Desrosiers/Doak.
Location: Silecia farm, Archidona, Ecuador.

Notes:  Pound, 1943b [POU43B] Progeny from selected trees which had shown resistance to Witches' Broom disease.

Bartley, 1998a [BAR98A] Pound used letters and numbers as identifiers. SLA, SLB and SLC could all be the same series of material.

Synonyms: EET 395 [ECU], ETS 395 [ECU]

Location: Archidona, Napo, Ecuador
Date: December 1958
Coordinates: 77.50 W, 0.50 S
Notes: Silecia farm
Expedition Code: 58EQ
   Soria, V.J., 1970
   Doak, K.D., 1958


 Cornejo, O.E. et al., 2018
BioProject: PRJNA486011   NCBI   ENA FASTQ 
Project: PRJEB28591   EVA (project)   EVA (analysis) 
Library Source: Genomic
Run: SRR7774209   NCBI   ENA FASTQ 
Experiment: SRX4629615
BioSample: SAMN09934442
SampleName: EET_395
SampleSource: Trinidad, Tree_ID: 18186

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List received in 2012   Reference
• Accession: 1249
   - Local Name: SILECIA 8
List received in 2012   Reference
• Local Name: SILECIA-8 C3
List received in 1990   Reference
• Local Name: EET 395 [ECU]
List received in 2018   Reference
• Accession: 21833
   - Local Name: EET-395
   - Year of Accession: 2002
List received in 2011   Reference
• Local Name: SILECIA 8 [ECU]
   - Year of Accession: 1965

Susceptible, sp. P. palmivora (Pod).
Note: Unripe, Unattached and not wounded
 Iwaro, D., 1998

Pod Index: 16.2 (pods per kg dried beans)

Colour: purple
Shape: elliptical
Number: 44.0
Total Wet Weight: 83.4 g
Cotyledon Dry Weight: 1.40 g
Cotyledon Length: 25.7 mm
Cotyledon Width: 13.4 mm

Testa: 5.30 %

Shape: elliptical
Basal Constriction: slight
Apex Form: obtuse
Rugosity: moderate
Length: 191.0 mm
Breadth: 84.0 mm
Colour: moderate anthocyanin
Hardness: hard
Note: Hardness > 2.0 Mpa

Colour: moderate anthocyanin

Ligule Colour: slight anthocyanin
Stamen Colour: slight anthocyanin
Sepal Length: 8.33 mm
Ligule Width: 2.35 mm
Ovule Number: 39
Style Length: 1.95 mm
Pedicel Colour: red

Desrosiers, R. & Buchwald, A. von (1950) Report of a trip to the Napo river. Typed Report, E.E.T. Pichilingue, Ecuador. 1950. pp. 15.
Soria, V.J. (1970) The latest cocoa expeditions to the Amazon Basin. Cacao (Costa Rica) 15: pp. 5-15.
Doak, K.D. (1958) Collections and general observations in Napo Pastaza province. Typed report, E.E.T. Pichilingue, Ecuador. 1958. pp. 4.
Cornejo, O.E., Muh-Ching Yee, Victor Dominguez, Mary Andrews, Alexandra Sockell, Erika Strandberg, Donald Livingstone III, Conrad Stack, Alberto Romero, Pathmanathan Umaharan, Stefan Royaert, Nilesh R. Tawari, Pauline Ng, Osman Gutierrez, Wilbert Phillips, Keithanne Mockaitis, Carlos D. Bustamante & Juan C. Motamayor (2018) Population genomic analyses of the chocolate tree, Theobroma cacao L., provide insights into its domestication process. Commun Biol 1, 167
CEPEC (2012) Accession list for the CEPEC (Bahia, Brazil) collection. Dr. José Luis Pires, personal communication, February 2012.
Mars Center for Cocoa Science (2012) Accession list for the Mars Center for Cocoa Science. Jean-Philippe Marelli, personal communication, February 2012.
Colombia - ICA Palmira (1990) List of clones held at ICA Palmira. F. Ocampo Rojas, ICA, Colombia.
Allan Mata (2018) Accession list for the International Cacao Collection at CATIE (IC3). Personal communication.
CRU (2011) ICG,T accessions. CRU website.
Iwaro, D. (1998) Evalation of accessions for Black Pod. Personal Communication 30th October 1998. Data sent by email from Dr. Iwaro.
Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee (2022) Morphological data from the International Cocoa Collection (ICG,T) maintained by the Cocoa Research Centre (CRC), Trinidad & Tobago. Unpublished data on fruit, bean, flower and flush morphology supplied as an Excel spreadsheet by Frances Bekele. Last update March 2022.