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.
The seeds of this species are not expected to display dormancy (inferred from available information on germination and of characteristics of seeds in this family).
Accepted name: Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Synonyms: Sarcocephalus latifolius (Sm.) E.A.Bruce
Common name: African peach
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: Nauclea latifolia.
- SID (Seed Information Database) - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Nauclea latifolia.
- Tropicos - Missouri Botanical Garden, USA: Nauclea latifolia.