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Table 3 Comparison for cultivar attributes between historical data and 2004 survey. Most frequent answers are given from the survey. Modern spelling was followed. Cases of disagreement are indicated in bold letter type. Abbreviations: C = cold; H = hot; T = temperate; W = warm; LF&B = LaFarge and Byers [36]; S = Stadelman [23].

From: Changes in farmers' knowledge of maize diversity in highland Guatemala, 1927/37-2004

  Climate adaptation Grain colour Maturity (months)
  Survey S LF&B Survey S + LF&B Survey S
Chimbo (14) T W H - - 3.7 6
Cuarentano (22) H W - White - 2.1 4
k'ej sat (6) H C T Black Black 7.1 9
k'ejti' (20) C C - Yellow Yellow 8.0 9
k'ejti' txitam wah (25) T - - Black Black 7.6  
k'ej wah (1) H/T C C Yellow Yellow 7.5 9
kok k'ej wah (4) C C - Yellow Yellow 6.8 9
nimej k'ejwah (2) H/T C - Black Yellow 7.4 9
nimej q'anb'aw (13) - C - Yellow Yellow 4.1  
oxeb' x'ahaw (11) H W H White Yellow 2.6 4
Pantaleón (24) H W - White - 3.8 6
papa k'ejwah (3) C C - Spotted - 6.8 9
q'an b'aw (12) T W - Yellow Yellow 5.9 8
q'an nhal (7) T W T Yellow White 6.5 8
q'an tewah (16) H W - Yellow - 6.7 9.5
q'an wah (18) H C - Yellow - 3.2 6
saj nhal (8) H/T C T Spotted White 6.2 9
saj poh (21) H W - White - 4.3 8
Tejar (23) H W - White White 3.7 4
tewah (15) H W - White - 6.0 9.5
txilitx wah (5) C C C Yellow Yellow/White 8.8 6
tz'ib' sat (9) T W T Spotted - 4.6 8
tz'ib' sat saj nhal (10) T C T Spotted Spotted 6.9 9
xhamaltin (19) C C - Spotted Spotted 5.5 9