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Dimorphotheca pluvialis (L.) Moench

Asteraceae or Compositae

We have information from several sources:

Dimorphotheca pluvialis: A new source of hydroxy fatty acid. Lysbeth Hof, 1996.In: J. Janick (ed.), Progress in new crops. p. 372-377. ASHS Press, Arlington, VA.

See: Dimorphotheca In: Economic evaluation of new oilseed crops for The Netherlands. Boswinkel, G., J.T.P. Derksen, and F.P. Cuperus. 1996. In: J. Janick (ed.), Progress in new crops. p. 296-299. ASHS Press, Alexandria, VA.

Dimorphotheca See: Perspective from Europe, by Louis J.M. van Soest Centre for Plant Breeding and Reproductive Research

Dimorphotheca See: Characterization and Processing Research for Increased Industrial Applicability of New and Traditional Crops: A European Perspective W.M.J. van Gelder, F.P. Cuperus, J.T.P. Derksen, B.G. Muuse, and J.E.G. van Dam

Dimorphotheca seeds contain about 20% oil, with 60-65% of dimorphecolic acid - a highly reactive C18 fatty acid with one hydroxy-group and two conjugated double bonds. Experimental seed yields are about 1.2-1.7 tons/hectare.

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