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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS II
APG Order: Asterales
APG Family: ASTERACEAE
Kew Family: COMPOSITAE
Genus: Tagetes
Species Epithet: minuta
Species Author: L.
Life Form: ther.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 100 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 3 months at -20C at RBG Kew, WP.

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.98
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.77; (Funes et al., 1999); Seed; Based upon the average weight of 10 air-dried seeds.
  2. 0.5712; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  3. 0.6304; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  4. 0.71592; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  5. 0.8764; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  6. 1.02; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  7. 1.2352; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  8. 2.0248; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Germination

  1. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 18); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  3. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 19); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  4. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  5. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  6. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  7. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  8. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  9. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  10. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 49 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  11. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  12. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  13. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  14. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  15. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  16. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 50); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 12/12; 26C; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  17. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 35/20C (Therm 8/16); 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  18. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 17); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 28 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  19. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 30/20C (Therm 8/16); 7 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. Funes, G., Basconcelo, S., Daz, S. and Cabido, M.1999. Seed size and shape are good predictors of seed persistence in soil in temperate mountain grasslands of Argentina. Seed Science Research, 9:341-345.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
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