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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
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Forest Ecology and Management
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Nursery
Species Referenced: Vachellia farnesiana (Huisache),
AbstractThe 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.
Suggested CitationV. 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.