Aquilegia formosa

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Abbreviation: AQFO

Seed sample from: 2011

Measurement: 2.5 x 1.4 x 1.2

Features: Seeds tapering at hilium end, broadening at opposite side. At least one distinct ridge runs from the hilium to the opposite side. End opposite hilium is sometimes puckered or having concave pits. Hilium is white, seed is black.

Seed is glossy and lightly textured with very small bumps.

Latitudinal Cross Section: elliptical

Longitudinal Cross Section: obovate

Aquilegia formosa
Aquilegia formosa

Basic Explanations and Assumptions:

The dimensions for the seeds are length x width x depth. The location of the hilum is used as the base of the seed, and the length is measured from hilum to the opposite apex. Where a style is present, the length is measured from the hilum to the bottom of the style. Width is measured at a right angle to the length at the widest part. Depth is measured at a right angle to the intersection of height and width lines.

Measurements included are the mean average for each measurement of ten separate seeds.

All measurements in millimeters unless otherwise noted.