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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

Month: Jan
Year: 1994

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 131
Issue: 1
Pages: 65-74

Article Topic(s): Germination, Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Forest, Savanna

Species Referenced: Coreopsis lanceolata (Lanceleaf coreopsis),


Evaluates 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.

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S. 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.

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