Why are the seeds of this species difficult? The seeds present no inherent problems in storage or germination. However, if they have not been properly dried and stored under optimal conditions, storage life and viability will be reduced.
Conocarpus lancifolius (Image: S. Wood, RBG Kew)
This species has Orthodox seeds - dry to 15-20% eRH and store at -20ºC, or as cool as possible.
Germinate on agar, germination paper or sand, at temperatures between 26 and 30ºC.
The seeds of this species do not display dormancy.
(Image: S. Wood, RBG Kew)
Accepted name: Conocarpus lancifolius Engl.
Synonyms: Anogeissus latifolia
Common name: axlewood
References and Links
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (1994). Genebank Standards. FAO/IPGRI, Rome, Italy.
- AFPD (African Flowering Plants Database) - Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève, Switzerland, and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, RSA: Conocarpus lancifolius.
- PROTAbase (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) - Wageningen, Netherlands: Conocarpus lancifolius.
- SID (Seed Information Database) - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Conocarpus lancifolius.
- Tropicos - Missouri Botanical Garden, USA: Conocarpus lancifolius.