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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS
APG Order: Caryophyllales
APG Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Kew Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus: Silene
Species Epithet: noctiflora
Species Author: L.
Life Form: ther.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Long-term storage under IPGRI preferred conditions at RBG Kew, WP. Oldest collection 19 years; average germination change 99 to 98.6%, mean storage period 13 years, 13 collections

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 1.0
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.85; (Stevens, 1932); Seed; Weight refers to air-dry seed.
  2. 1.342; (Mazer, 1989); Seed
  3. 0.92; (Salisbury, 1942); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 0.96; (Milberg et al., 2000); Seed; Based upon the average weight of 20 batches of a known quantity of air-dry seeds.
  5. 1.0516; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 1.1056; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  7. 1.0956; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  8. 1.166; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  9. 0.7576; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  10. 1.1084; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  11. 0.6336; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  12. 1.2252; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  13. 0.468; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  14. 1.0608; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  15. 0.8; (Earle & Jones, 1962); Seed
  16. 1.342; (Mazer, 1989); Diaspore; seed plus associated protective structure
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Germination

  1. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25/10C (Therm 8/16); 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 16C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 16C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 16C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 99 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 11C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21/11C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  13. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 100); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 21C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  14. 89 % germination (seeds sown: 49); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 23/9C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  15. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 23/9C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  16. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 23/9C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  17. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 23/9C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  18. 94 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  19. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 21 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  20. 85 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. Earle, F.R. and Jones, Q. 1962. Analyses of seed samples from 113 plant families. Economic Botany, 16:221-250.
  2. Stevens, O.A. 1932. The number and weight of seeds produced by weeds. American Journal of Botany, 19:784-794.
  3. Mazer, S. 1989. Ecological, taxonomic, and life history correlates of seed mass among Indiana dunes Angiosperms. Supplement: species list, untransformed seed mass, seed mass class and ecological data associated with each species. Ecological Monographs, 59.
  4. Salisbury, E.J. 1942. The Reproductive Capacity of Plants. G. Bell and Sons, London.
  5. Milberg, P., Andersson, L. and Thompson, K. 2000. Large-seeded species are less dependent on light for germination than small-seeded ones. Seed Science Research, 10:99-104.
  6. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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