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Carphalea pubescens

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 430347

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Carphalea pubescens is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - small tree
Flower or inflorescence: frag. GREENISH-WHITE, profuse, in heads
Fruit: (sow in spring)
Foliage: soft, hairy lvs.
Height, in meters: 2
Height, in feet: 6.60
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Common names for Carphalea pubescens:

Cups and Saucers, 

Carphalea pubescens is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

37:   South African Native and Introduced Plants
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
146:   Standard Trainable Plants
191:   Tropical Shrubs and Trees
599:  Rubiaceae

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Germination guide for Carphalea pubescens

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Carphalea pubescens seeds will usually germinate in 60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally germinates in the dark. Sow Carphalea pubescens seeds about 10mm deep in a free draining but water retentive seed sowing mix at about 30°C.

An RBG Kew germination trial had 50% germination in 28 days at 30°C in agar, with an 8 hour light, 16 hour dark light regimen.

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