Scientific name - Glycine max
Popular names - soya bean, soya, Sojabohne, soy.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from north-eastern and central China, Kazakhstan, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Description - herbaceous annual. The roots have an average capacity of penetrating the land, are symbiosis with Rhizobium japonicum. Strain reached 1.8 m height. Trifoliate leaves, folio oval or elliptical-lanceolata, top acute,but may also be a blunt or mucronata, the round or subtruncata, 6-15 cm long, narrow stipele to setacee lanceolata, 1-3 cm long. Flowers hermaphrodite, meeting in axillary raceme, 2-5 flowers, white or purple, the flowers are densely Hirsute, Corola white, pink or purple, 4-7 mm long, suborbicular-stindarul is obovata, emarginat, fertilization pollinating. Soybean flower stigma is receptive to pollen about 24 hours before anteza and remains receptive 48 hours after anteza. Period of bloom from July to September. The fruit is a capsule dehiscence viloasa, pendulum, contains 3.4 seeds. The seeds are round, slightly flattened, yellow-brown.
Propagation - by seeds, the tin in warm water 12 o'clock. After crossing the danger of late frosts, spring, seeds are planted on about. 2-3 cm depth and at 10-15 cm distance between seeds and the distance between the rows to be 60-75 cm. For seed germination needswet ground and 5-8 days at 20 ° C, or 14 days at 12-16 ° C. The optimal temperature to grow is 30 ° C. Grow on drained soils.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Agate' and 'Lammer's Black'.
Properties and Uses - Soy protein contains 45% dry and 18% oil.
Soy has high nutritional properties, contains 45% protein. Each gram of soy protein contains about 1.3 mg Isoflavone, it contains matairesinol, syringaresinol, lariciresinol, isolariciresinol and pinoresinol, lecithin and vitamin E.
Effects of estrogen contributes to protective effects against cardiovascular, cancer and menopausal symptoms.
Soy is indicated for pregnant and lactating women.
Soybean protein food has beneficial effects on cholesterol, cancer, heart problems, and possible positive effects on functiilor cognitive.
The seeds have laxative properties. Soybean seed oil has a large range of uses in manufacturing disinfectants, soap, linoleum, insecticides, and agents, stabilizers for food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, plastics and industrial detergents. Foods such as tofu, sauces, milk, yogurt, cheese, pies, sausages and flour. Tofu was invented in the 2nd century in China. Soybean root decoction is astringent properties. Soy flour is used in diabetic food preparation.
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Gary Stacey - Genetics and Genomics of soybean - Springer, 2008
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MJT Norman, CJ Pearson, PGE Searle - The Ecology of Tropical Food Crops - Cambridge University Press, 1995
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem erect, with branches hispida, geniculate .30 to 120 cm tall. Roots spindle, long on break leaving a bitter white latex. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, lamina oblong-lanceolata, lirat-pinatifide or toothed, 30 x 12 cm. The leaves are caulinare Sesi, alternate, oblong-lanceolata.
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Evergreen tree, 25-70 m high x 5 m diameter trunk base. Ritidom rough, exfoliating in gray is the upper of the trunk and branches, in long strips. 12-15 x 12-25 mm buds. Leaves are opposite, in pairs, united among themselves in the green-glauca, 6-15 cm long, adult leaves alternate, 15-35 cm long, lanceolata and arched, the asymmetric top long-acuminata, sturdy stalks.
Fraxinus excelsior - Ash
Deciduu tree, 30-40 m high, stem right, branched at the top, crown ovoid, large and rare. A young bark is smooth, light gray green and mature forms at the thick crust with a small crack, dark color. Lujerii round, flattened at the bud, glabra, green-olive trees, with dark buds.
Ursinum Allium L. - Aliu of June, Ramsons, wild garlic
Herbaceous perennial, bulb. Oblung bulb. Leaves 2-3, lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, 30 x 3.6 cm. Flowers white, 6-20 hermaphrodite, in whole or pointed umbela backs, caduca; 6 tepale lanceolata, about 1 cm, 6 stamens, superior ovary, peduncle 2 cm. Blooms in May-June. Fruit capsule.
Tree. Stem thick, iregulat branched, 8-20 m high, small trunk with rough bark and dark, horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, dark green, elliptical language, 10-20 x 6.9 cm, the round, top round, margins entire, ribs parallel and perpendicular to the mid rib. Flowers in axillary Cime of 4-15 flowers blossom is white rachides cream, white flowers, 2.5 cm diameter and 0.8-1.4 cm long.
Brassica nigra Koek. - Black mustard
Brassica nigra is herbaceous annual native to Asia Minor, but is cultivated on all continents for the seeds. The seeds are used for preparation of mustard.
Cucumis sativus L. - cucumber
Herbaceous annual, monoecious, climbing, 1-4 m. Leaves alternate, palmate-lobate, lobes acute and angulosi-toothed, 7-20 x 7-15 cm, scabrous, 5-20 cm long stalks. Flowers unisexuat-mono, pentamere, calyx Vilos, 5 sepa narrow-triangular, 0.5-1 cm long; Corola campanulata, yellow-gold petals 2 cm long
Solanum lycopersicum - herbaceous plant annually. In Europe, Solanum lycopersicum, was introduced in the early sixteenth century. Joseph Pitton of Tournefort was first described in the genus Lycopersicon tomatoes.
Helleborus viridis - originating in Spain, France, Italy and Switzerland; grows on calcareous soils from 0 to 1700 m altitude, to the edges of deciduous forests, beech forests and mixed forests, grows in association with Arum dioscoridis, Crocus sp., Cyclamen coum, Fritillaria sp. Hyacinthus orientalis.
Soldanella alpina - grows in coniferous forests and grasslands, from 1000 up to 2500 m altitude, moist substrates, rocks, rich in humus.
Actinotus periculosus (Apiaceae), new perennial species in Australia
Brachyscome multifida - herbaceous perennial, rizomatoasa, native to temperate regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.