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Seed germination methods and establishment of saw-palmetto, Serenoa repens, in South Texas
Author(s): D. J. Makus
Journal: Acta Horticulturae
Journal Link: http://www.actahort.org/
Article Topic(s): Establishment methods, Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Serenoa repens (Saw palmetto),
AbstractResearches seed germination for Serenoa repens in Texas. Seeds were either untreated, had the mesocarp removed, or cleaned followed by different treatments (imbibed with water, acid scarification, mechanical abrasion plus imbibition, gibberellic acid plus imbibition, acid scarification combined with mechanical abrasion). Seeds treated with any of the above except mesocarp removal had similar germination rates (50-61% germination). Mesocarp removal resulted in 20% germination while untreated seeds germinated had 8% germination.
Suggested CitationD. J. Makus. "Seed germination methods and establishment of saw-palmetto, Serenoa repens, in South Texas." Acta Horticulturae (2008): 381-385.