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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Simsia
Species Epithet: amplexicaulis
Species Author: (Cav.) Pers.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 43 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 2.2
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 2.5; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 1.424; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 2.0192; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 2.7; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Seed Dispersal

  1. Animal; Diaspore is carried accidentally; Direct or experimental observation; (Vazquez & Givnish, 1998)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 29.25
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 29.7; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 28.8; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 25.3
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 24.4; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 26.2; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Jones, Q. and Earle, F.R. 1966. Chemical analyses of seeds II: oil and protein content of 759 species. Economic Botany, 20:127-155.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  3. Vazquez, J.A. and Givnish, T.J. 1998. Altitudinal gradients in tropical forest composition, structure, and diversity in the Sierra de Manantlan. Journal of Ecology, 86:999-1020.
  4. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico.
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