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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS I
APG Order: Lamiales
APG Family: BIGNONIACEAE
Kew Family: BIGNONIACEAE
Genus: Kigelia
Species Epithet: africana
Species Author: (Lam.) Benth.
Synonymns: Kigelia aethiopum (Fenzl) Dandy; Kigelia aethiopica Decne; Kigelia pinnata (Jacq.) DC.
Life Form: phan.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Seeds survive drying to approx' 3 % mc (Dudley et al., 2001).

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 123
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 116.4388; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 114.6976744; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 200; (Msanga, 1998); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 166.67; (FAO, 1975); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  5. 103.09; (FAO, 1975); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  6. 71; (Pritchard et al., 2004); Seed; Oven dried.
  7. 91.4; (IPGRI/DFSC, 2001b); Seed; SE=20.3; mean weight of 100 fresh seeds at 22.0 +/- 3.4 % mc.
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Literature Cited
  1. FAO. 1975. Forest Tree Seed Directory. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
  2. Kaul, M.L.H. 1979. The life-span of some indian forest seeds. Beitrage zur Tropischen Lanwirtschaft und Veternarmedzin, 17:283-286.
  3. Mr C. Marunda. Forestry Research Centre, P.O. Box HG 595, Highlands, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  4. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  5. IPGRI/DFSC. 2001b. The Project on Handling and Storage of Recalcitrant and Intermediate Tropical Forest Tree Seeds. Newsletter, 9.
  6. Msanga, H.P. 1998. Seed Germination of Indigenous Trees in Tanzania. Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service.
  7. Dudley, A., Wood, C.B. and Pritchard, H.W. 2001. Quantification of dryland tree storage behaviour IV: Kigelia africana. In: The Project on Handling and Storage of Recalcitrant and Intermediate Tropical Forest Tree Seeds. Newsletter, 9:6-11.
  8. Pritchard, H.W., Daws, M.I., Fletcher, B.J., Gamene, C.S., Msanga, H.P., & Omondi, W. 2004. Ecological correlates of seed desiccation tolerance in tropical African dryland trees. American Journal of Botany, 91(6):863-870.
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