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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS I
APG Order: Fabales
APG Family: FABACEAE
Kew Family: LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE
Genus: Melilotus
Species Epithet: alba
Species Author: Desr.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: No data available for species. Of 15 known taxa of genus Melilotus, 100.00% Orthodox(p/?)

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 2.3
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 1.7; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Weight refers to seed with 24 % of its outer tissues removed; seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 1.8; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 2.2; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 2.2; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  5. 2.2; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  6. 2.0; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  7. 3.9; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  8. 2.0; (Stevens, 1932); Seed; Weight refers to air-dry seed.
  9. 2.4; (Tookey & Jones, 1965); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 6.7
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 7.5; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 6.9; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 6.5; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  4. 6.2; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  5. 5.6; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  6. 8.3; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  7. 5.9; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 38.57
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 42.8; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 36.4; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 37.3; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  4. 39.1; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  5. 35.7; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  6. 40.6; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  7. 38.1; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Earle, F.R. and Jones, Q. 1962. Analyses of seed samples from 113 plant families. Economic Botany, 16:221-250.
  2. Barclay, A.S. and Earle, F.R. 1974. Chemical analyses of seeds III: oil and protein content of 1253 species. Economic Botany, 28:178-236.
  3. Stevens, O.A. 1932. The number and weight of seeds produced by weeds. American Journal of Botany, 19:784-794.
  4. Tookey, H.L. and Jones, Q. 1965. New sources of water-soluble seed gums. Economic Botany, 19:165-174.
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