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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Viguiera
Species Epithet: dentata
Species Author: (Cav.) Spreng.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 6 months at -20C at RBG Kew, WP.

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 1.4
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.3232; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 1.2396; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 1.2704; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 1.386; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 1.7016; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 2.598; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  7. 1.2; (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. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 89 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 94 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 60 % germination (seeds sown: 10); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 49 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 50 % germination (seeds sown: 16); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 49 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 72 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 65 % germination (seeds sown: 17); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 49 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 23/9C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 85 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20C (Therm 8/16); 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  13. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25/10C (Therm 8/16); 49 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  14. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 24.9
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 24.9; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 25.0
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 25.0; (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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