Number of nodes to first flower
Recorded on shoots on lateral branches or terminal buds
Internode length [cm]
Distance bet...
Immature leaf colour
(Leaves that have recently unfurled)
1 Yellow
2 Dark green
99 Other
Mature leaf colour
1 Light green
...
Leaf shape
1 Ovate
2 Oblong
3 Elliptic
4 Lanceolate
99 Other
Leaf upper surface
1 Smooth
99 Other
Leaf apex shape
Recorded on the 5th leaf of a flush growth exposed to full
sunlight
1...
Leaf apex habit
1 Down turned (recurved)
2 Straight
Leaf base shape
1 Attenuate (acute)
2 Rounded
3 Blunt (obtuse)
99 Other
Leaf margin
1 Entire
2 Wavy
3 Serrate
4 Biserrate
5 Undulate
99 Other
Leaf size
Recorded on plants exposed to full sunlight
1 Small (<5 cm in length/3 cm width)
2 Medium (5-10 cm in length/3-7...
Leaf angle
Between 5th leaf and the internode above
1 Acute
2 Right
3 Obtuse
Leaf venation
Mid rib/venation. Particularly ...
Leaf pubescence
3 Sparse
5 Intermediate
7 Dense
Leaf pose (angle)
Observed on plants exposed to
full sunlight
1 Erect (acu...
Petiole colour
1 Green
2 Yellow-green
3 Green with grey purple tinge
Shoot density
1 Sparse (<–4)
2 Intermediate (5 - 9)
3...
Young shoot pubescence
3 Sparse
7 Dense
Flushing behaviour
1 Early starters
2 Mid-season starters
3 Late starters
4 Prolon...
Flowering behaviour
1 Terminal
2 Axillary
Crop distribution
1 First flush
2 Second flush
99 Other
Base temperature growth ...
Pedicel pubescence
3 Sparse
5 Intermediate
7 Dense
Bracteoles position
In relation to flower
1 Alternate
2 Opposite
3 Midd...
Calyx
Number of sepals
Calyx pubescence
3 Sparse
5 Intermediate
7 Dense
Calyx margin
1 Ciliate
2 Wavy
99 Other
Calyx type
...
Corolla
Corolla colour
1 White
2 Cream
3 White with red purple (pinkish)
4 Purple (pink) to purple-violet
99 Other
Corolla...
Fruit
Fruit shape
Recorded at maturity. Average of 10 fruits
1 Rhomboid (coccate)
3 Roundish
2 Round 99 Other
Fruit length...
Number of seeds per fruit
(capsule)
Average of 10 fruits
Capsule colour
Recorded at maturity
1 Generally brown
99 Other
Seed
Seed colour
1 Grey orange
2 Greyed-green
3 Greyed-orange with mottling
99 Other
Seed shape
1 Round 3 Ovoid
2 Spherica...
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Tea descriptors

  1. 1. Number of nodes to first flower Recorded on shoots on lateral branches or terminal buds Internode length [cm] Distance between the 5th and 6th leaves from top of a flush growth. Average of 10 shoots exposed to full sunlight Pigmentation in young leaves and petiole Scored in the main season and in the off season period 0 Absent 1(or +) Present
  2. 2. Immature leaf colour (Leaves that have recently unfurled) 1 Yellow 2 Dark green 99 Other Mature leaf colour 1 Light green 2 Green 3 Greyed-green 4 Greyed-yellow 5 Yellow-green 99 Other
  3. 3. Leaf shape 1 Ovate 2 Oblong 3 Elliptic 4 Lanceolate 99 Other
  4. 4. Leaf upper surface 1 Smooth 99 Other Leaf apex shape Recorded on the 5th leaf of a flush growth exposed to full sunlight 1 Acute 2 Blunt (Obtuse) 3 Attenuate 99 Other
  5. 5. Leaf apex habit 1 Down turned (recurved) 2 Straight Leaf base shape 1 Attenuate (acute) 2 Rounded 3 Blunt (obtuse) 99 Other
  6. 6. Leaf margin 1 Entire 2 Wavy 3 Serrate 4 Biserrate 5 Undulate 99 Other
  7. 7. Leaf size Recorded on plants exposed to full sunlight 1 Small (<5 cm in length/3 cm width) 2 Medium (5-10 cm in length/3-7 cm width) 3 Large (>10 cm in length/>7 cm width) 99 Other Length of mature leaf [cm] Recorded on the 5th leaf below the apical bud. Average of five leaves
  8. 8. Leaf angle Between 5th leaf and the internode above 1 Acute 2 Right 3 Obtuse Leaf venation Mid rib/venation. Particularly with reference to lateral veins 1 Indistinct and appears sunken in lamina 2 Distinct with bullations
  9. 9. Leaf pubescence 3 Sparse 5 Intermediate 7 Dense Leaf pose (angle) Observed on plants exposed to full sunlight 1 Erect (acute) (<35°) 2 Semi-erect (obtuse) (35° - 75°) 3 Horizontal (right) (76° - 90°) 4 Drooping (>90°)
  10. 10. Petiole colour 1 Green 2 Yellow-green 3 Green with grey purple tinge Shoot density 1 Sparse (<–4) 2 Intermediate (5 - 9) 3 Dense (>–10) Young shoot colour 1 Green 2 Bronze 3 Red 99 Other
  11. 11. Young shoot pubescence 3 Sparse 7 Dense Flushing behaviour 1 Early starters 2 Mid-season starters 3 Late starters 4 Prolonged flushes Number of flushes completed in one year
  12. 12. Flowering behaviour 1 Terminal 2 Axillary Crop distribution 1 First flush 2 Second flush 99 Other Base temperature growth (12.5°C) 0 Absent 1(or +) Present
  13. 13. Pedicel pubescence 3 Sparse 5 Intermediate 7 Dense Bracteoles position In relation to flower 1 Alternate 2 Opposite 3 Middle 99 Other
  14. 14. Calyx Number of sepals Calyx pubescence 3 Sparse 5 Intermediate 7 Dense Calyx margin 1 Ciliate 2 Wavy 99 Other Calyx type 1 Imbricate 2 Free
  15. 15. Corolla Corolla colour 1 White 2 Cream 3 White with red purple (pinkish) 4 Purple (pink) to purple-violet 99 Other Corolla shape 1 Shallowly cup shaped 2 Broad oval 3 Suborbicular 99 Other
  16. 16. Fruit Fruit shape Recorded at maturity. Average of 10 fruits 1 Rhomboid (coccate) 3 Roundish 2 Round 99 Other Fruit length [mm] Recorded at the longest part. Average of 10 fruits Fruit diameter [mm] Recorded at the broadest part. Average of 10 fruits
  17. 17. Number of seeds per fruit (capsule) Average of 10 fruits Capsule colour Recorded at maturity 1 Generally brown 99 Other
  18. 18. Seed Seed colour 1 Grey orange 2 Greyed-green 3 Greyed-orange with mottling 99 Other Seed shape 1 Round 3 Ovoid 2 Spherical 99 Other
  19. 19. For your patience….

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