Solanum appendiculatum Humb. & Bonpl. ex Dun.
- Common Name: male plants
- Family: Solanaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Northern Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Southern Brazil
- Habitat: widespread invasive weed
Introductory Biology Pollen Germination Protocol -
We use a solution to germinate the Solanum pollen. It is 10% sucrose in 0.01% Boric acid (keep refrigerated as it will grow mold). We usually put a drop or two of this solution in a depression slide and then tap the anther over the solution to release some pollen. We make a ring of vaseline around the well and lay a coverglass over the vaseline ring to seal the preparation so it won't dry out during the lab. It works well for us - germination easily seen in 30 - 40 minutes.
- Potentially Invasive Plant - Plants are not to leave Greenhouse!
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- Accession # 199900109
- Source: unknown
- Accession Date: 08-09-1999
- Bench: 3103 - PROD-W: 3x12 Bench
- Qty: 3 confirmed on 02-20-2013
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid I
- Order: Solanales
- Family: Solanaceae
- SubFamily: Solanoideae
- Tribe: Solaneae
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