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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS II
APG Order: Sapindales
APG Family: ANACARDIACEAE
Kew Family: ANACARDIACEAE
Genus: Schinus
Species Epithet: molle
Species Author: L.
Life Form: phan.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox p
Storage Conditions: Viability can be maintained for several years in hermetic storage at 10C with 9-12% mc (Albrecht, 1993)

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 30.8
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 30.27; (FAO, 1975); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 43.3; (von Carlowitz, 1991); Seed; Mid-point of 1000 seed weight range 15.2-71.4g; seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 17.5; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 28.5; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  5. 42.9432; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 22.0; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 10.23
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 12.4; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 7.7; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 10.6; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 8.03
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 8.1; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 7.5; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 8.5; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Albrecht, J. 1993. Tree Seed Handbook of Kenya. Nairobi, Kenya: GTZ Forestry Seed Centre Muguga.
  2. FAO. 1975. Forest Tree Seed Directory. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.
  3. von Carlowitz, P.G. 1991. Multipurpose trees and shrubs: sources of seeds and inoculants. ICRAF, Nairobi. USDA 25.
  4. Jones, Q. and Earle, F.R. 1966. Chemical analyses of seeds II: oil and protein content of 759 species. Economic Botany, 20:127-155.
  5. 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.
  6. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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