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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS I
APG Order: Fabales
APG Family: FABACEAE
Kew Family: LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE
Genus: Lathyrus
Species Epithet: odoratus
Species Author: L.
Life Form: ther.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: No loss in viability following 11 years storage at 35-40% r.h. and 4C (Bass, 1980); viability is halved after 6 years storage under laboratory conditions (Priestley, 1986)

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 69.2
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 38.8153846; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 83.3; (Felfoldi, 1980); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 85.4; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed
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Literature Cited
  1. Bass, L.N. 1980. Flower seed storage. Seed Science and Technology, 8:591-599.
  2. Priestley, D.A. 1986. Seed Aging. Cornell University Press.
  3. Felfoldi, E. 1980. Seed Counts (Numbers of Seeds Per Unit Weight). Technical Report Series, 32. Government of Victoria, Department of Agriculture.
  4. Earle, F.R. and Jones, Q. 1962. Analyses of seed samples from 113 plant families. Economic Botany, 16:221-250.
  5. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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