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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS I
APG Order: Fabales
APG Family: FABACEAE
Kew Family: LEGUMINOSAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE
Genus: Senna
Species Epithet: obtusifolia
Species Author: (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Synonymns: Cassia obtusifolia L.
Life Form: ther. or cham. or nanophan.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Long-term storage under IPGRI preferred conditions at RBG Kew, WP. Oldest collection 15 years; average germination change 97.5 to 100%, mean storage period 12 years, 4 collections

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 23
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 29.2; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 11.848; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 11.9052; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 12.9924; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 15.0644; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 15.3296; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  7. 18.0648; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  8. 22.9024; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  9. 24.12164; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  10. 25.056; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  11. 26.4336; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  12. 27.536; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  13. 28.4664; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  14. 29.036; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  15. 29.8156; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  16. 30.412; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  17. 33.6472; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  18. 27; (Sy et al., 2001); Seed; SD=0.6; weight refers to seeds stored at 50+/-5 % RH.
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Germination

  1. 80 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: 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)
  2. 70 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 97 % germination (seeds sown: 100); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 96 % germination (seeds sown: 51); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 6 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  13. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  14. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  15. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  16. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  17. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  18. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 51); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  19. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 19); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  20. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  21. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 6.5
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 6.5; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 19.0
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 19.0; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. 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.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  3. Sy, A., Grouzis, M. and Danthu, P. 2001. Seed germination of seven Sahelian legume species. Journal of Arid Environments, 49:875-882.
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