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Kew Family: MONTIACEAE
Genus: Claytonia
Species Epithet: perfoliata
Species Author: Donn ex Willd.
Life Form: ther.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox p
Storage Conditions: Viability is halved following 5 years open storage (Ewart, 1908)

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.897
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.3432; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
  2. 0.221; (Baker Seed Herbarium, California); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  3. 0.37; (Baker Seed Herbarium, California); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  4. 0.431; (Baker Seed Herbarium, California); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  5. 0.8; (Baker Seed Herbarium, California); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  6. 1.907; (Baker Seed Herbarium, California); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
  7. 2.206; (Baker Seed Herbarium, California); Seed; Seed mc not stated, but weight is likely to refer to air-dry seed.
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Germination

  1. 100 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 10C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 50 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 15C; 56 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. Ewart, A.J. 1908. On the longevity of seeds. Proceedings of the Royal Society Victoria, 21:1-210.
  2. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  3. Baker Seed Herbarium, California.
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