Economic Botany

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 331–339 | Cite as

Tropical Plants with Sweetening Properties: Physiological and Agronomic Problems of Protected Cropping I.Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii

  • R. J. Summerfield
  • B. H. Most
  • M. Boxall


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Summerfield
    • 1
  • B. H. Most
    • 2
  • M. Boxall
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture and Horticulture, Shinfield Grange, Shinfield, ReadingUniversity of ReadingBerksU.K
  2. 2.Tate & Lyle Limited,Group Research and Development, Philip Lyle Memorial Research LaboratoryThe University, White knights, ReadingBerksU.K.
  3. 3.University of ReadingU.K.

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