Desiccation and storage of Lannea microcarpa from Burkina Faso

M.I. Daws, C.E. Gaméné, M. Sacandé, H.W. Pritchard, S.P.C. Groot, F. Hoekstra

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComparative Storage Biology of Tropical Tree Seeds
    EditorsD.Joker, Sacandé, M.
    Place of PublicationRome, Italy
    PublisherInternational Plant Genetic Resources Institute
    ISBN (Print)9789290436416
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Keywords

    • lannea
    • desiccation
    • storage quality
    • seed storage

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