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Seed germination of woody legumes from deciduous tropical forest of southern Mexico

Author(s): V. Cervantes, J. Carabias and C. VazquezYanes

Month: Apr
Year: 1996

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Volume: 82
Issue: 1-3
Pages: 171-184

Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Nursery

Species Referenced: Vachellia farnesiana (Huisache),


The affects of storage, hot water treatments and scarification on seed germination were studied in 6 woody legumes from tropical Mexico. Optimal germination of Leucaena esculenta and Leucaena macrophylla was obtained after seeds were boiled for 1 minute. Optimal germination of Acacia cochliacantha, Acacia farnesiana and Acacia pennatula was observed after seeds were scarified. Lysiloma divaricata seeds germinated without treatment.

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V. Cervantes, J. Carabias and C. VazquezYanes. "Seed germination of woody legumes from deciduous tropical forest of southern Mexico." Forest Ecology and Management 82.1-3 (1996): 171-184.

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ISSN: 0378-1127
DOI: 10.1016/0378-1127(95)03671-7

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