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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #60 on: February 12, 2016, 03:11:31 PM »
 A website  on the "Seeds of Southern Australia"   .... www.saseedbank.com.au   - this website is related to a conservation seedbank - " The Seeds of South Australia website is actively being developed.
Images and data are continuously being added for South Australian plant species.

South Australian Seed Conservation Centre "
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #61 on: February 12, 2016, 05:53:20 PM »
A website  on the "Seeds of Southern Australia"   .... www.saseedbank.com.au   - this website is related to a conservation seedbank - " The Seeds of South Australia website is actively being developed.
Images and data are continuously being added for South Australian plant species.
South Australian Seed Conservation Centre "

Nicely done! Great features too, like comparing species of the same genus. Too bad there are so many we don't find in NA (or Europe...).
Even an embryo chart!!!
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2016, 07:45:44 PM »
In January 3rd.  2010 Chris (Hristo)  posted a seed pic of  Portulaca fulgens on a 1mm grid ....



 and look as this  fabulous image I just found .....  I'm not sure what species it is of, but worth seeing in conjunction, I think. Magical what  wonders are hidden from our  poor human eyes in these seeds !


"A stereo microscopic view of the Purslane (Portulaca) seed reveals an intricate pattern of jigsaw puzzle pieces on its surface."

Photo by Yanping Wang from the Beijing Planetarium in Beijing, China.


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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2016, 07:58:28 PM »
Living art!!!
If we would be able to see with our eyes how many seeds look under an SEM than anyone would start collecting them  :)
Those who like books can see many such images in "Seeds- time capsules of life" published by Kew.
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2016, 08:17:03 PM »
 I remember seeing  that book mentioned before - it's available at a reasonable price  vis the Amazon  link at the foot of this page : here to enjoy it and benefit the SRGC too!



'Seeds: Time Capsules of Life'       publ.  23 Oct 2012
by Wolfgang Stuppy (Author), Rob Kesseler (Photographer), H R H the Prince of Wales (Preface)
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Earth Aware Editions (23 Oct. 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781608871117
ISBN-13: 978-1608871117
ASIN: 1608871118
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #65 on: February 20, 2016, 02:58:38 AM »
The other two from the Kew series are equally interesting and beautifully illustrated, they should come up together on Amazon.
Fruit-Edible, Inedible, Incredible
Pollen-The Hidden Sexuality of Flowers
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #66 on: February 20, 2016, 10:32:08 AM »
Really wonderful world that is hidden to our eyes. So many things we still do not know
Frédéric Catoul, Amay en Hesbaye, partie francophone de la Belgique.

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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2016, 09:46:37 PM »
A link to the Harvard Seed Herbarium, from Arnold Arboretum -
http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/plants/herbaria/seed-herbarium/
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #68 on: March 29, 2016, 10:33:00 PM »
Please note the New Seed germination reporting system  that was  prepared and  shared with SRGC by  Erik Fleischer - I commend it to you, too - all submissions are welcome   http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=13727.0 

There is also a section for photographs of germinating seedlings - which can be of use to those wondering if they are growing the "correct" plant : http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=6490.0

The Pacific Bulb Society  has a very useful page on seed  collecting, cleaning  and preparation  http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/CleaningSeeds

 You can also find  photos of  many bulb seeds on the PBS  wiki http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/PhotographsAndInformation
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #69 on: June 22, 2016, 11:11:53 AM »
The Fritillaria Icones project now has updated Fritillaria seed images, now 91 taxa included in the PDF :
 http://www.fritillariaicones.com/info/seeds.html
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #70 on: July 17, 2016, 05:49:27 PM »
A link to a  Digital Seed Atlas of the Canary Islands  - site in Spanish and English:

http://atlasdesemillasdecanarias.org/index.php
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2016, 07:50:48 PM »
Found this when looking to double-check a Cimicifuga; excellent site, in English actually, only the title tabs are in Korean.
Seeds of wild plants of Korea - http://www.seedbank.re.kr/list.php
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2016, 09:44:00 AM »
That's a useful site, Gabriela, thanks for introducing it. Good photos, but a pity there is no grid or mm scale to show relative sizes of seeds. I guess the photos are not all to the same scale, to compare seed sizes?
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2016, 01:04:18 PM »
That's a useful site, Gabriela, thanks for introducing it. Good photos, but a pity there is no grid or mm scale to show relative sizes of seeds. I guess the photos are not all to the same scale, to compare seed sizes?

 If you open each seed type, there is a size guide given with each one, Carolyn.
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Re: Seed Identification project- notes
« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2016, 01:32:51 PM »
Thanks, Maggi, I will have a more detailed look at the site then.
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