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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS I
APG Order: Gentianales
APG Family: APOCYNACEAE
Kew Family: APOCYNACEAE
Genus: Asclepias
Species Epithet: curassavica
Species Author: L.
Life Form: nanophan.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox?
Storage Conditions: 100% germination after 10 months open storage (90% r.h., 24-31C) (Garrard, 1955)

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Seed Dispersal

  1. Wind; Diaspore is blown by wind; Assumption based upon diaspore morphology; (Mori & Brown, 1994); Diaspore=seed. The diaspore is hairy or has hair-like processes.
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Literature Cited
  1. Garrard, A. 1955. The germination and longevity in an equatorial climate. Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore, 14:534-545.
  2. Mori, S.A. and Brown, J.L. 1994. Report on wind dispersal in a lowland moist forest in central French Guiana. Brittonia, 46:105-125.
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