Seed sample from: 2011
Average Measurement: 5.6 x 0.8 x 0.8
Measurement Range: L: 4.75 – 7, W: 0.5 – 0.9, D: 0.5 – 0.9
Shape: Seed tubular with puckered hilum.
Additional Structures: Pappusattached at apex opposite hilum. Pappus fibers are attached in a circular pattern around end. Individual hairs are broad at point of attachment, narrowing to a point. Pappus fibers exceptionally broad, somewhat iridescent, and 1/10 – 1/3 as long as seed body.
Color: Hilum white, seed body tan or light brown.
Surface: Seed body has 10 – 15 grooves running longitudinally from hilum to pappus. Hilum is glossy but seed body is smooth and matte
Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical
Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical