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APG Clade: MONOCOTS - COMMELINOIDS
APG Order: Poales
APG Family: POACEAE
Kew Family: POACEAE
Genus: Paspalum
Species Epithet: notatum
Species Author: Flgg


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 94 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 298 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 3.3
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 1.6; (Cromarty et al., 1982); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 2.1; (Felfoldi, 1980); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 2.87; cv. Paragnayan; (Felfoldi, 1980); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 3.6216; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 4.7304; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 5.0; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Caryopsis+palea+lemma; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Germination

  1. 50 % germination (seeds sown: 16); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30/15C (Therm 8/16); 49 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 94 % germination (seeds sown: 16); pre-sowing treatments: mechanical manipulation (other covering structure (not seed coat) removed or partially removed. covering structure removed); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30/15C (Therm 8/16); 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 3.1
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 3.1; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 7.4
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 7.4; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Cromarty, A.S., Ellis, R.H. and Roberts, E.H. 1982. The Design of Seed Storage Facilities for Genetic Conservation. Rome: International Board for Plant Genetic Resources.
  2. Felfoldi, E. 1980. Seed Counts (Numbers of Seeds Per Unit Weight). Technical Report Series, 32. Government of Victoria, Department of Agriculture.
  3. Earle, F.R. and Jones, Q. 1962. Analyses of seed samples from 113 plant families. Economic Botany, 16:221-250.
  4. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  5. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by The National Botanic Institute, Republic of South Africa.
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