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Erythrina livingstoniana (100 seeds)


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Erythrina livingstoniana (Leguminosae). Small to medium sized tree. Flowers appear before the leaves and are a scarlet colour. Sowing : Soak seeds in water, leave overnight and select only those that have sunk to the bottom. The water also helps to soften the hard seed coat so that germination takes place easier. Another method used to aid germination is abrading, which involves the use of sandpaper or rough emery to remove part of the seed coat. Nicking is a modification of abrading and is done by simply removing a small section of the seed coat with a sharp knife. The end on the opposite side of the eye (the black spot on the seed) is removed to provide an opening for water to enter. Locality : Kwambonambi. Harvest : August 2020