Seeds of Lannea microcarpa collected from Brurkina Faso in 1997 and 1998 were subjected to desiccation and a range of storage conditions.Seeds were able to tolerate desiccation to low moisture contents (ca 5%) with little loss of viability. In addition, it was possible to store seeds at 25 degrees centigrade at reduced moisture contents (approx. 6%), for up to 14 months. However, seeds stored at -20 or 4 degrees centigrade exhibited a reduction in viability within three months of storage. This indicates that seeds of L. microcarpa may exhibit non-orthodox seed storage behaviour.
|Title of host publication||Comparative Storage Biology of Tropical Tree Seeds|
|Editors||D.Joker, Sacandé, M.|
|Place of Publication||Rome, Italy|
|Publisher||International Plant Genetic Resources Institute|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
- storage quality
- seed storage