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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: CAMPANULACEAE
Kew Family: CAMPANULACEAE
Genus: Hippobroma
Species Epithet: longiflora
Species Author: (L.) G.Don
Life Form: hemicr. or cham.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox?
Storage Conditions: Seeds survived drying to ambient relative humidity

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.07
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.0602; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 0.0912; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 0.07; (Daws et al., 2005); Seed; Dry weight - seeds were dried for 3 days at 60 degrees
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Germination

  1. 55 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 75 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  2. Garwood, N.C. 2005 personal communication
  3. Daws, M.I., Garwood, N.C. & Pritchard, H.W. 2005. Traits of recalcitrant seeds in a semi-deciduous tropical forest in Panama: some ecological implications. Functional Ecology, 19:874-885.
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