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Table 2 Group characters, individual standard traits along with their phenetic characters with their scores and frequency coverage (%) in the 120 barley landrace collections from Bale highlands, Southeastern Ethiopia

From: Agro-morphological traits-based genetic diversity assessment in Ethiopian barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) landrace collections from Bale highlands, Southeast Ethiopia

Group characters Individual traits Phenetic characters Score Frequency (%)
Stem characteristics Stem pigmentation Green 1 80.2
Purple (basal only) 2 16.3
Purple (half or more) 3 3.5
Growth habit Prostate 1 12.2
Intermediate 2 14.3
Erect 3 73.5
Seed characteristics Kernel row number Two rows 1 25.3
Two-rowed deficient 2 0.5
Irregular 3 15.0
Variable lateral florets 4 0.0
Six rows 5 43.0
Six-rowed, long awns 6 16.2
Grain color White 1 51.1
Brown 2 23.6
Red 3 13.3
Black 4 12.0
Glumes colour White 1 40.1
Yellow 2 14.3
Brown 3 18.6
Red 4 8.0
Purple 5 6.0
Black 6 13.0
Lemma characteristics Lemma type No lemma teeth 1 57.1
Lemma teeth 2 12.2
Lemma hair 3 30.3
Awn characteristics Awn colour White 1 40.8
Yellow 2 14.3
Brown 3 20.4
Reddish 4 18.4
Black 5 6.1
  1. Numbers in bold indicate total sample size or total score for each character