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Germination Timing and Dormancy Break in Seeds of Summer Farewell (Dalea pinnata, Fabaceae)

Author(s): H. E. Perez, F. Almira and M. Brennan

Year: 2009

Journal: Ecological Research
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Pages: 160-168

Article Topic(s): Germination, Light, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Dalea pinnata (Summer farewell),


Assesses the germination and potential dormancy of Dalea pinnata. Most seeds exhibited physical dormancy, caused by water-impermeable seed coats. Scarifying the seeds followed by incubation at a constant temperature resulted in high germination. Mechanical scarification resulted in higher germination than acid scarification. Seeds germinated equally well in light and darkness. The article provides recommendations for restoration practitioners and seed producers.

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H. E. Perez, F. Almira and M. Brennan. "Germination Timing and Dormancy Break in Seeds of Summer Farewell (Dalea pinnata, Fabaceae)." Ecological Rest. 27.2 (2009): 160-168.

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ISSN: 0912-3814
DOI: 10.3368/er.27.2.160

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