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  • This dataset contains measures of fitness traits from Eschscholzia californica progeny which were experimentally supplemented with selfed or outcrossed pollen to determine the effects of self-fertilisation on a plant which has a low propensity to self. A glasshouse experiment was conducted using 40 plants. On each plant two flowers were emasculated and the first supplemented with outcrossed pollen and the second with self-pollen. From each supplemented plant, a seed was sowed from the outcrossed fruit and from the selfed fruit. The following fitness traits were recorded; the germination rate, the duration from germination to reproductive maturity (time of first flower), together with the height (cm) and biomass (number of flowers and buds) at reproductive maturity. The dataset was part of a larger experiment looking at the effect of floral resources on the pollination services to isolated plants. Full details about this nonGeographicDataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/551756fd-77ea-479f-8bc9-f0437c6aead6

  • [This dataset is embargoed until November 1, 2023]. This dataset contains information about how seeds collected from Brazilian Cerrado plant species germinate in smoke water and control water solutions. Seeds were collected from site across the Cerrado between 2013 and 2020. Germination was assessed in laboratory experiments by placing seeds on wet filter paper with water and smoke water solutions. Two different methods were used. One used a commercially available smokewater, Regen 2000 and the other used smoke water produced from burning biomass collected in central Brazil. Germination was counted daily by observing emergence of radicle from the seed. The work was supported by NE/T004851/1 NERC-FAPESP Seedcorn Fund Collaboration Project "Fire-adapted seed traits in Cerrado species" between RHUL (UK) and UNESP (Brazil). Full details about this dataset can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/ad4e3224-4674-47a1-ad1a-80c1c109f20c