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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Stevia
Species Epithet: tomentosa
Species Author: Kunth


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox p
Storage Conditions: 100% viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15% RH and freezing for 9 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.3252
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.3252; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 49); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 119 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 78 % germination (seeds sown: 46); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 84 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place; material provided by Facultad de Estudios Superiores - Iztacala, UNAM, Mexico.
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