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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS I
APG Order: Solanales
APG Family: SOLANACEAE
Kew Family: SOLANACEAE
Genus: Solanum
Species Epithet: torvum
Species Author: Sw.
Life Form: nanophan.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: Long-term storage under IPGRI preferred conditions at RBG Kew, WP. Oldest collection 12 years

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 1
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.9152; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 1.0836; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 1.0892; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 1.1516; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 1.6828; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 1; (Daws et al., 2005); Seed; Dry weight - seeds were dried for 3 days at 60 degrees
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Germination

  1. 86 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 25/10C (Therm 12/12); 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 13); germination medium: 1% agar with 250mg/l Gibberellic acid (GA3); germination conditions: light 12/12; 33/19C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 98 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 33/19C (Therm 12/12); (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 56 % germination (seeds sown: 48); germination medium: 1% agar with 250mg/l Gibberellic acid (GA3); germination conditions: light 12/12; 25/10C (Therm 12/12); 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  2. 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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