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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Dyssodia
Species Epithet: tagetiflora
Species Author: Lag.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 32 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.9
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.8052; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 0.9492; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 1.102; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 1.1176; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 0.5; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Seed+pericarp; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Germination

  1. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 82 % germination (seeds sown: 17); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 13); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 13); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 15); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 22); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 15); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 30); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 21.4
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 21.4; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 23.8
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 23.8; (Barclay & Earle, 1974); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. 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.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  3. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, Mexico.
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