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The effects of seed mass on the seed ecology of Coreopsis lanceolata
Author(s): S. J. Banovetz and S. M. Scheiner
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Forest, Savanna
Species Referenced: Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis),
AbstractEvaluates the ecological effects of Coreopsis lanceolata seed size before and during germination. Variation in seed mass was 29-fold, higher than other species. For seeds buried in germination flats, larger seeds had higher emergence rates and greater viability. Larger seeds also had higher survivorship after two years of burial in a field; however, germination of larger seeds was lower than smaller seeds, perhaps due to dormancy.
Suggested CitationS. J. Banovetz and S. M. Scheiner. "The effects of seed mass on the seed ecology of Coreopsis lanceolata." American Midland Naturalist 131.1 (1994): 65-74.