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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Tagetes
Species Epithet: lucida
Species Author: Cav.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 90 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 1 month at -20C at RBG Kew, WP.

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.6
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.5368; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 0.69; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 0.724; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 0.938; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 0.5; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  6. 0.5; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Germination

  1. 65 % germination (seeds sown: 17); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 77 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 85 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 77 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 89 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 10); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 16C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 89 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 98 % germination (seeds sown: 54); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 10.4
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 9.4; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 11.4; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 20.0
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 21.2; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 18.8; (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.
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