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.
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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 a suitable temperature (depending on local climatic conditions).
The seeds of this species do not display dormancy (inferred from available information on germination and of characteristics of seeds in this family).
Accepted name: Lecaniodiscus cupanioides Planch. ex Benth.
References and Links
- Baskin, C.C. and Baskin J.M. (1998). Seeds: ecology, biogeography, and evolution of dormancy and germination. Academic Press, USA.
- 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: Lecaniodiscus cupanioides.
- SID (Seed Information Database) - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Lecaniodiscus cupanioides.
- Tropicos - Missouri Botanical Garden, USA: Lecaniodiscus cupanioides.