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Seed Program History
Seed Program Purpose
Seed Program Process
Seed Program Collections (Prov)
Seed Program Collections (Type)

Seed Program Process

Planning & permissions

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Field collection: scouting & collecting voucher specimens

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Field collection: collecting seeds & fruits

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Accessioning and documentation

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Seed Cleaning

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Viability examination (dissect and examine seeds for embryo and endosperm tissue, damage and parasitism)

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Seed drying

The Seed Bank

of

Rancho Santa Ana

Botanic Garden

1500 North College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711-3157

(909) 626-8767

Seed Program open to the public by appointment only

www.rsabg.org

Seed Program Process

Seed counts, packaging, pull test sample

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Seal storage units and place collection into storage

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Conduct initial germination test

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Distribution of materials for research, education, botanical display, and rare plant recovery programs

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Conduct follow-up germination testing (over time)

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Recollect or regenerate collections with low viability (when required)