SID — Useful Links

  1. Substantial bibliographic datasets:

    Kew's own Plant Micromorphology Bibliographic Database currently contains well over 6,000 items covering seed and/or fruit structure.

    For UK species, there is much seed ecological and related information in the Ecological Flora Database.

  2. Useful information for gardeners, including seed germination conditions:

    http://www.backyardgardener.com/tm.html Seed germination conditions for a wide range of garden and house plants

    http://www.rhs.org.uk This is the website for the Royal Horticultural Society and contains a wide range of gardening hints and tips

  3. For more germination information, try the Species Compendium database at http://www.bioversityinternational.org/Themes/Genebanks/Species_Compendium/default.asp where you can also access online, the long out of print, but valuable 'Compendium of Specific Germination Information and Test Recommendations' by Ellis, Hong and Roberts.

A diverse variety of other useful seed and plant biology, educational and conservation links are available via the Millennium Seed Bank Project homepage