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Name: James
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Grade: other
Location: TX
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Date: 3/15/2005


Question:
How many seeds does each flower of the Ipomoea violacea and Turbina corymbosa produce? I have found an illustration of Ipomoea violacea in Schultes and Hofmann - Plants of the Gods (page 160) that shows three angular black seeds. Does each of these plants always or typically produce 3 seeds per flower?


Replies:
The number of seeds is variable, often 4, but as many as 6, or sometimes fewer.

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=116482

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=107909

Anthony Brach, Ph.D



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