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Aspects of the Germination Ecology and Biomass Production of Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides L.)

Author(s): R. C. Anderson

Year: 1985

Journal: Botanical Gazette
Volume: 146
Issue: 3
Pages: 353-364

Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Agricultural, Laboratory

Species Referenced: Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gamagrass),

Abstract

Evaluates several dormancy breaking mechanisms on the germination of Tripsacum dactyloides. Removal of the caryopsis resulted relatively rapid and high levels of germination regardless of seed pretreatment and across a wide range of incubation temperatures during germination. Enriched levels of CO2 did not affect germination. Provides estimates of annual seed production and standing crop biomass. Seed predation, mostly by small rodents, was estimated to affect 95% of the annual seed crop.

Suggested Citation

R. C. Anderson. "Aspects of the Germination Ecology and Biomass Production of Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides L.)." Botanical Gazette 146.3 (1985): 353-364.

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