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Lesquerella hybrids - Various

Common Name Perennial Lesquerella
Family Brassicaceae
USDA hardiness 7-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Warm temperate to subtropical
Range Origin: SW N. America.
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Other Uses    (4 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Lesquerella hybrids Perennial Lesquerella


Lesquerella hybrids Perennial Lesquerella

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Lesquerella hybrids is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.8 m (2ft 7in) at a fast rate.
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 7.
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Recent work has shown that Lesquerella is indistinct from the genus Physaria and both genera have been united under Physaria. In addition, the former Lesquerella of the southeastern United States have been moved to the genus Paysonia since 2002.

Habitats

Edible Uses

Carbon Farming Solutions - Staple Crop: oil (The term staple crop typically refers to a food that is eaten routinely and accounts for a dominant part of people's diets in a particular region of the world) [1-1].

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Medicinal Uses

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None Known

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Other Uses

The seed of some species yields up to 28% oil and 22% protein[269]. Average yields of 1.1 tonnes per hectare have been postulated and in small-scale experiments 1.6 tonnes has been attained[269]. The oil has possibilities in the manufacture of grease thickeners due to the hydroxy-acid content. Major amounts of hydroxy-acids occur in the obscure seed oils, among them Lesquerella, but few of them have been subjected to development. According to Osman and Ahmad (1981), the only hydroxylated vegetable oil commercially available is castor oil. Other potential sources include Castalis, Coriaria, Dimorphotheca, Hiptage, and Osteospermum[269].

Special Uses

Carbon Farming

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Cultivation details

Management: Standard  New Perennial Crop  Staple Crop: Oil  Under Development

Climate: warm temperate to subtropical. Humidity: semi-arid. Carbon Farming Solutions - Cultivation: new crop as annual, perennials under development. Management: standard (Describes the non-destructive management systems that are used in cultivation) [1-1].

Carbon Farming

  • Management: Standard  Plants grow to their standard height. Harvest fruit, seeds, or other products. Non-Destructive management systems.
  • New Perennial Crop  Most new crops were important wild plants until recently, although some are the result of hybridization. They have been developed in the last few, decades. What they have in common is that they are currently cultivated by farmers.
  • Staple Crop: Oil  (0-15 percent protein, 16+ percent oil). Some of these are consumed whole while others are exclusively pressed for oil. Annuals include canola, poppyseed, maize, cottonseed, sunflower, peanut. Perennials include high-oil fruits, seeds, and nuts, such as olive, coconut, avocado, oil palm, shea, pecan, and macadamia. Some perennial oil crops are consumed whole as fruits and nuts, while others are exclusively pressed for oil (and some are used fresh and for oil).
  • Under Development  Plant breeders are actively working to domesticate these plants for cultivation, but they are not yet commercially available as crops. Examples include most of the perennial cereal grains.

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

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Propagation

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Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Common names Bladder Pod, Fendler's bladderpod, bladderpod hybrids

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

SW N. America.

Weed Potential

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None Known

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Lesquerella fendleriBladder Pod, Fendler's bladderpodPerennial0.4 0-0  LMHSNM00 
Lesquerella intermediaBladder Pod, Mid bladderpod 0.0 0-0  LMHSNM01 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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