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Kew Family: MONTIACEAE
Genus: Calandrinia
Species Epithet: balonensis
Species Author: Lindl.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 85 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 34 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.2232
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.1996; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 0.24688; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 85 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 63 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 70 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 17.0
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 17.0; (Brand & Cherikoff, 1985); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 14.6
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 14.6; (Brand & Cherikoff, 1985); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  2. Brand, J.C. and Cherikoff, V. 1985. The nutritional composition of Australian Aboriginal food plants of the desert regions. In: Plants for Arid Lands (Ed. by G.E.Wickens, J.R.Goodin and D.V.Field), pp 53-68. George Allen and Unwin, London.
  3. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by University of Queensland, Australia.
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