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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS
APG Order: Caryophyllales
APG Family: PHYTOLACCACEAE
Kew Family: PHYTOLACCACEAE
Genus: Rivina
Species Epithet: humilis
Species Author: L.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 58 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 4.4
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 3.044; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 3.4564; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 4.4082; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 4.4752; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 4.7735632; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 4.988; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  7. 7.575; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  8. 2.7; (Peter Juniper); Seed; air dry
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Germination

  1. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 50 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 80 % germination (seeds sown: 10); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 93 % germination (seeds sown: 46); pre-sowing treatments: surgical (seed coat partially removed with scalpel. seed coat chipped); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 70 % germination (seeds sown: 54); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 63 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 55 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 55 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: mechanical manipulation (other covering structure (not seed coat) removed or partially removed. covering structure partly removed); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 70 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: mechanical manipulation (other covering structure (not seed coat) removed or partially removed. covering structure partly removed); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); pre-sowing treatments: mechanical manipulation (other covering structure (not seed coat) removed or partially removed. covering structure partly removed); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  2. Peter Juniper, (pers. comms)
  3. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico, Mexico.
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