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  Re: Help for Philo seeds.
From: eduardo gomes goncalves <eggon at guarany.cpd.unb.br> on 1997.07.07 at 23:45:37(923)
Hi Sue,

Philo seeds are usually very easy to germinate. The only problem is
that they can dehydrate fastly and lose the viability. I don't hope so, but
if it happened to your P. wendlandii seeds, there is nothing to do but
cry... Do you remember if the seeds was too much dry when you receive them?
The temperature seems good and the humity must be also good. Very old
seeds also lose the viability.
There is one more thing. If the seeds you purchase are from a true P.
wendlandii, it can show a different problem. Such species isn't native
from Brazil and all individuals there in Alvin's nursery must to be clones
from just a few. This can avoid sucessfully seed set or even produce a
superficially good seed set, but with dead seeds, because of genetic
problems related to homozygosis. I'm not sure about such possibility, but it
can be a clue.

Now, the best thing you can do is wait.



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