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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS
APG Order: Caryophyllales
APG Family: AMARANTHACEAE
Kew Family: AMARANTHACEAE
Genus: Amaranthus
Species Epithet: viridis
Species Author: L.
Life Form: ther.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 96 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 1 month at -20C at RBG Kew, WP. Orthodox (Vazquez-Yanes et al., 2000).

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.4
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.3412; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 0.4116; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 0.3312; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 0.2208; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 0.3916; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 0.2; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  7. 1.3; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  8. 0.4084; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  9. 0.4524; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  10. 0.4132; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 82 % germination (seeds sown: 49); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 85 % germination (seeds sown: 48); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 86 % germination (seeds sown: 49); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35C; 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 53 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 65 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 83 % germination (seeds sown: 23); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 70 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 76 % germination (seeds sown: 21); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30C; 70 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 96 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 31C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 75 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 68 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 94 % germination (seeds sown: 17); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25/10C (Therm 8/16); 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  13. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20C (Therm 8/16); 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  14. 65 % germination (seeds sown: 23); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20C (Therm 8/16); 70 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  15. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  16. 85 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  17. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20C (Therm 8/16); 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  18. 96 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 35C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  19. 89 % germination (seeds sown: 48); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 36C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  20. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20C (Therm 8/16); 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  21. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 4.7
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 4.7; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 10.55
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 7.0; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 14.1; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Vzquez-Yanes, C., Orozco-Segovia, A., Snchez-Coronado, M.E., Rojas-Archiga, 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. Vzquez-Ramos), pp. 375-388.
  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. 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.
  4. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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