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  Seeds of TN8097 Bulbophyllum unitubum 'MC3541' × self  
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Incoming seed is examined to determine embryo count to help decide how much seed should be sown, and/or which capsule would be the best to sow. Permanent sample slides are also prepared. Each separate package of seed is examined because these are generally from separate capsules, which is what we request from our donors.

Number of capsules harvested:  1

Seed Assay Number:   7268
Harvest date:   08/05/2015
Received as:   Dry seed
Date Received:   08/13/2015
Number of Capsules Combined:   1
Comments:   Packet received was a folded filter paper.
Seed has bits of capsule debris mixed in, it was sifted to remove.
Seed is bright orange-yellow to the naked eye, and somewhat clumpy. Small seeds are short-rice shaped, and have small sized elongated pale yellow embryos which nearly fill the seed. Seeds with bad or no embryos are much smaller.
Seeds that appeared to have
good embryos, by count:
Seed Photo

Photographed with transmitted light.

Scale  Scale Rule  1 mm or 0.040 inches  
Photo by Cameron Groh
Seed Photo

Photographed with reflected light.

Scale  Scale Rule  1 mm or 0.040 inches  
Photo by Cameron Groh

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