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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Sanvitalia
Species Epithet: procumbens
Species Author: Lam.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Seeds not damaged from exposure to liquid nitrogen (Stanwood & Bass, 1981); viability is halved after 5 years storage under laboratory conditions (Priestley, 1986)

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.6
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.57; (Felfoldi, 1980); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  2. 0.318; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 0.3284; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 0.5112; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 0.6084; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 1.2416; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 60 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 78 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 75 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 88 % germination (seeds sown: 52); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 91 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 59 % germination (seeds sown: 17); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 63 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 67 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 35 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 80 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. Priestley, D.A. 1986. Seed Aging. Cornell University Press.
  2. Stanwood, P.C. and Bass, L.N. 1981. Seed germplasm preservation using liquid nitrogen. Seed Science and Technology, 9:423-437.
  3. Felfoldi, E. 1980. Seed Counts (Numbers of Seeds Per Unit Weight). Technical Report Series, 32. Government of Victoria, Department of Agriculture.
  4. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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