(Plants with) Recalcitrant Seeds

Started by Robert_Parks, September 14, 2022, 11:02:00 AM

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While the discussion is going on in the email list...

Here is a picture of developing seed (with accompanying flowers). The first flowers opened a few weeks ago, the first seeds will be mature in a couple weeks (not much bigger than they are now). Immediate germination if sowed, 2-4 weeks if not sowed and stored dry, dessication starting in weeks depending on temperature and humidity.

Nerine filifolia (miniature, infl. to 8"/20cm, year 'round water, evergreen without a frosty dry winter)

Granted, these are small seeds (2-3mm), without the resources of some of the other recalcitrant seeds (up to marble sized!)