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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS I
APG Order: Lamiales
APG Family: LAMIACEAE
Kew Family: LAMIACEAE
Genus: Hyptis
Species Epithet: suaveolens
Species Author: (L.) Poit.
Life Form: ther. or cham.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Long-term storage under IPGRI preferred conditions at RBG Kew, WP. Oldest collection 14 years; germination change 93 to 100%, 13 years, 1 collection

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 4.7
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 1.08; (Felfoldi, 1980); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 7.4; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 2.62; (Ramirez, 1993); Seed; Seed dried to a constant weight at 40C prior to weighing.
  4. 4.2; (McIvor & Howden, 2000); Diaspore; Seed mc not stated.
  5. 5.5; (McIvor & Howden, 2000); Diaspore; Seed mc not stated.
  6. 7.4; (Hagemann et al., 1967); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Seed Dispersal

  1. Animal; Diaspore is carried accidentally; Direct or experimental observation; (van der Pijl, 1982); Diaspore=nutlet. The diaspore has a sticky surface or is covered in adhesive mucus.
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 20.33
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 24.0; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 24.0; (Hagemann et al., 1967); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 13.0; (Eckey, 1954); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 22.0
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 22.0; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 22.0; (Hagemann et al., 1967); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Felfoldi, E. 1980. Seed Counts (Numbers of Seeds Per Unit Weight). Technical Report Series, 32. Government of Victoria, Department of Agriculture.
  2. Jones, Q. and Earle, F.R. 1966. Chemical analyses of seeds II: oil and protein content of 759 species. Economic Botany, 20:127-155.
  3. Hagemann, J.M., Earle, F.R., Wolff, I.A. and Barclay, A.S. 1967. Search for new industrial oils. XIV. Seed oils of Labiatae. Lipids, 2:371-380.
  4. Ramirez, N. 1993. Produccion y costo de frutos y semillas entre formas de vida. Biotropica, 25:46-60.
  5. van der Pijl, L. 1982. Principles of Dispersal in Higher Plants. 3rd Edn. Springer-Verlag, New York.
  6. Eckey, E.W. 1954. Vegetable fats and oils. American Chemical Society Monograph Series no. 123. Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York.
  7. McIvor, J.G. and Howden, S.M. 2000. Dormancy and germination charactersistics of herbaceous species in the seasonally dry tropics of northern Australia. Austral Ecology, 25:213-222.
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