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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS
APG Order: Caryophyllales
APG Family: NYCTAGINACEAE
Kew Family: NYCTAGINACEAE
Genus: Mirabilis
Species Epithet: jalapa
Species Author: L.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Seeds can be maintained for 3-5 years in commercial storage conditions (Priestley, 1986). Seeds described as orthodox by Vazquez-Yanes et al. (2000).

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 79.2
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 101.3956; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 106.4732; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 116.1627907; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 63.424; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 87.2; (Felfoldi, 1980); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  6. 0.7; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Germination

  1. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 10); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20°C; 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 60 % germination (seeds sown: 10); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25°C; 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 96 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar with 250mg/l Gibberellic acid (GA3); germination conditions: light 8/16; 20°C; 98 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 60 % germination (seeds sown: 10); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20°C (Therm 8/16); 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20°C; 98 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 4.6
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 4.6; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 18.1
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 18.1; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Priestley, D.A. 1986. Seed Aging. Cornell University Press.
  2. Vázquez-Yanes, C., Orozco-Segovia, A., Sánchez-Coronado, M.E., Rojas-Aréchiga, M. and Batis, A.I. 2000. Seed ecology at the northern limit of the tropical rain forest in America. In: Seed Biology: Advances and Applications (Ed. by M. Black, K.J. Bradford and J. Vázquez-Ramos), pp. 375-388.
  3. Felfoldi, E. 1980. Seed Counts (Numbers of Seeds Per Unit Weight). Technical Report Series, 32. Government of Victoria, Department of Agriculture.
  4. 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.
  5. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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