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Effect of in situ storage, light, and moisture on the germination of two wetland tropical trees
Author(s): D. I. Mata and P. Moreno-Casasola
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Aquatic Botany
Article Topic(s): Germination,Light,Water,Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Wetland
Species Referenced: Annona glabra (Pond apple),
AbstractEvaluates seed germination for Annona glabra from wetland areas in Veracruz, Mexico. Seeds are recalcitrant and dispersed by water. Varying moisture and light levels were evaluated after being stored in water or buried in wet soil. Annona glabra seeds germinated more readily after a long storage period, either stored buried in wet soil or stored floating in water. Annona glabra germinated better in sunny, low-moisture conditions.
Suggested CitationD. I. Mata and P. Moreno-Casasola. "Effect of in situ storage, light, and moisture on the germination of two wetland tropical trees." Aquatic Botany 83.3 (2005): 206-218.
Article LinksISSN: 0304-3770