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APG Clade: EUDICOTS - CORE EUDICOTS - ASTERIDS - EUASTERIDS I
APG Order: Lamiales
APG Family: ACANTHACEAE
Kew Family: ACANTHACEAE
Genus: Elytraria
Species Epithet: imbricata
Species Author: (Vahl) Pers.


Storage Behaviour

Storage Behaviour: Orthodox
Storage Conditions: 95 % viability following drying to mc's in equilibrium with 15 % RH and freezing for 26 days at -20C at RBG Kew, WP

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1000 Seed Weight

Average 1000 Seed Weight(g): 0.0792
Details of Component Seed Weights:
  1. 0.0792; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place); Seed; *Seed weights reported may include minor covering structures
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Seed Dispersal

  1. Unassisted; Seeds drop to the ground close to or beneath the parent plant; Direct or experimental observation; (Vazquez & Givnish, 1998)
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Germination

  1. 95 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 20C; 14 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
  2. 90 % germination (seeds sown: 20); germination medium: 1% agar; germination conditions: light 8/16; 25C; 42 days; (RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place)
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Literature Cited
  1. RBG Kew, Wakehurst Place.
  2. Vazquez, J.A. and Givnish, T.J. 1998. Altitudinal gradients in tropical forest composition, structure, and diversity in the Sierra de Manantlan. Journal of Ecology, 86:999-1020.
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