To characterize five different morphological forms of Russian olive grown in Ladakh, analysis of morphometric data of different variants was performed. Statistically significant differences among these variants were found for all the fruit and seed characters studied. Results of the study indicate presence of infra-specific differentiation within the species. Morphometric data for these variants conform to the system of nomenclature prevalent in the region for these variants. The ringmo (‘long fruited’ variety) type had the longest fruits, while bee (‘small fruited’ variety) had the smallest fruits.
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