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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS I
APG Order: Fabales
APG Family: FABACEAE
Kew Family: LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE
Genus: Crotalaria
Species Epithet: pumila
Species Author: Ortega
Life Form: ther.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 46 weeks at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 7.9
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 10.4; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 20.6; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 5.8; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 6.0; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  5. 8.2; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  6. 6.5652; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  7. 3.85; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  8. 5.2672; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  9. 4.168; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 98 % 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; 15C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 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; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 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; 15C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 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; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 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 8/16; 15C; 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 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 57); pre-sowing treatments: scarification (seed coat partially removed with scalpel); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 3.38
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 3.2; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 4.4; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 2.9; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  4. 3.0; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  5. 3.4; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 31.22
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 31.8; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  2. 31.9; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  3. 36.2; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  4. 31.8; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
  5. 24.4; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Earle, F.R. and Jones, Q. 1962. Analyses of seed samples from 113 plant families. Economic Botany, 16:221-250.
  2. Jones, Q. and Earle, F.R. 1966. Chemical analyses of seeds II: oil and protein content of 759 species. Economic Botany, 20:127-155.
  3. 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.
  4. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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