Seed sample from: 2011
Average Measurement: 3.5 x 1.5 x 0.9
Measurement Range: L: 3.25 - 3.75, W: 1.3 - 1.75, D: 0.75 - 1.1
Shape: Seed tapered at ends, hilum flared into two points.
Color: Seed light brown.
Surface: One seed face has a groove that runs longitudinally almost entire length of seed. The opposite seed face has a depression that forms an elliptical ridge. Seed is very finely textured with longitudinal lines and is slightly shiny.
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.