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.
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Image: S. Wood, RBG Kew)
This species appears to have Orthodox seeds - dry to 15-20% eRH and store at -20ºC, or as cool as possible.
Germinate on agar, germination paper or sand at 25ºC.
The seeds of this species do not display dormancy (based on other species in the same family).
(Image: S. Wood, RBG Kew)
Accepted name: Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Synonyms: Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf., Pseudocedrela chevalieri C.DC., Soymida roupalifolia Schweinf.
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: Pseudocedrela kotschyi.
- PROTAbase (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) - Wageningen, Netherlands: Pseudocedrela kotschyi.
- SID (Seed Information Database) - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK: Pseudocedrela kotschyi.
- Tropicos - Missouri Botanical Garden, USA: Pseudocedrela kotschyi.