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World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2016, 4(4), 114-118
DOI: 10.12691/wjar-4-4-3
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Some Morphological Observations on Albo-nigrescens, Albo-virescens and Virescens Types of Oil Palm Planted at Yaligimba (DRC)

Luyindula N.1, , Mantantu N.1, Muembo D.1, Batanga R.2 and Bois d’Enghien P.3

1Plantations et Huileries du Congo (PHC), Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en Agronomie Tropicale de Yaligimba (Creaty), 1963 Route des Poids lourds Kinshasa. B.P.: 8611 Kinshasa I DRC

2Feronia DRC, 1963 Route des Poids lourds Kinshasa DRC

3Bureau d’Etudes Bois d’Enghien, 18 Rue Victor Horta, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve Belgique

Pub. Date: June 17, 2016

Cite this paper:
Luyindula N., Mantantu N., Muembo D., Batanga R. and Bois d’Enghien P.. Some Morphological Observations on Albo-nigrescens, Albo-virescens and Virescens Types of Oil Palm Planted at Yaligimba (DRC). World Journal of Agricultural Research. 2016; 4(4):114-118. doi: 10.12691/wjar-4-4-3


This study has confirmed that the pure albescens oil palm does not exist. There are 2 types of albescens well-described in this paper: albo-nigrescens and albo-virescens. An open-pollinated albo-virescens progeny planted at Yaligimba has shown 36% albo-nigrescens, 36% of albo-virescens, 18 % virescens and 9% nigrescens palms. However, the self-pollinated albo-nigrescens progenies have revealed only two types of palms, 77% albo-nigrescens, 23% nigrescens palms, but no virescens and no albo-virescens. Differences among different oil palm types appear not only on the fruit colours, but also on the colours of rachis, petioles and inflorescences. The albo-nigrescens and albo-virescens progenies planted at Yaligimba plantation have shown short heights, and also has given acceptable bunch productions.

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