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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS
APG Order: Ericales
APG Family: SAPOTACEAE
Kew Family: SAPOTACEAE
Genus: Argania
Species Epithet: spinosa
Species Author: (L.) Skeels
Life Form: phan.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: (H. Prendergast, pers. com.)

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Germination

  1. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: mechanical manipulation (other covering structure (not seed coat) removed or partially removed. covering structure removed); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Oil Content

Average of Oil Content (%): 71.5
Details of Component Oil Contents:
  1. 71.5; (Wickens, 1998); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated; Mid-point of the range 66-77
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Protein Content

Average of Protein Content (%): 9.0
Details of Component Protein Contents:
  1. 9.0; (Wickens, 1998); Entire seed/nut; Moisture content not stated
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Literature Cited
  1. Dr H.W. Pritchard. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Wakehurst Place, UK.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  3. Wickens, G.E. 1998. Ecophysiology of Economic Plants in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
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