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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS I
APG Order: Cucurbitales
APG Family: CUCURBITACEAE
Kew Family: CUCURBITACEAE
Genus: Apodanthera
Species Epithet: undulata
Species Author: A.Gray


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Long-term storage under IPGRI preferred conditions at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 132.5
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 137.0; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Weight refers to seed with 36 % of its outer tissues removed; seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 97.9876; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 108.8992; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 186.1668; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 94 % germination (seeds sown: 51); ; germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 49 days; ; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 96 % germination (seeds sown: 52); pre-sowing: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 21 days; ; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing: scarification (seed coat removed completely. testa removed); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; ; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 98 % germination (seeds sown: 51); ; germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 49 days; ; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 98 % germination (seeds sown: 52); ; germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 28 days; ; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 47.7
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 47.7; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 41.9
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 41.9; (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. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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