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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ROSIDS - EUROSIDS I
APG Order: Fabales
APG Family: FABACEAE
Kew Family: LEGUMINOSAE-PAPILIONOIDEAE
Genus: Dalea
Species Epithet: bicolor
Species Author: Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.
Synonymns: Dalea tuberculina (Rydb.) Hermann


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100% 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): 1.8
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 1.6; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 1.99748; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 1.896; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 8.2
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 8.2; (Jones & Earle, 1966); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 36.9
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 36.9; (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. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by Facultad de Estudios Superiores - Iztacala, UNAM, Mexico.
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