Seed sample from: 2010
Average Measurement: 1.6 x 1.3 x 0.7
Measurement Range: L: 1.2 - 2, W: 1.1 - 1.5, D: 0.5 - 1
Shape: Lenticular with a narrowly winged margin. About 1/2 the size of Montia linearis. CACI tends to have a slightly heavier lip near hilum when compared to MOLI.
Surface: Seed has bumpy texture and is very shiny.
Could be confused with: Montia linearis
Latitudinal Cross Section: rhombic
Longitudinal Cross Section: rhombic
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.