Caladrinia ciliata

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Caladrina ciliata

Abbreviation: CACI

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.

Color: Black

Surface: Seed has bumpy texture and is very shiny.

Could be confused with: Montia linearis

Latitudinal Cross Section: rhombic CACI-rhombic.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: rhombic CACI-LONG-rhom.png

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.

Photo Gallery

CACI RodGilbert flw good.jpg