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Soil-seed bank survival in forests of the Southern United States

Author(s): J. S. Meadows, F. T. Bonner and J. D. Haywood

Month: Nov
Year: 2006

Publication Type: Article
Journal: New Forests
Volume: 32
Issue: 3
Pages: 335-345

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

Species Referenced: Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry ),


Investigates the seed longevity of 12 forest species including Callicarpa americana and Ilex vomitoria. Seeds were buried in the forest floor in Louisiana and Mississippi. Callicarpa americana had relatively high viability after five years of burial. However, Ilex vomitoria viability was less than six percent after one year of burial.

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J. S. Meadows, F. T. Bonner and J. D. Haywood. "Soil-seed bank survival in forests of the Southern United States." New Forests 32.3 (2006): 335-345.

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ISSN: 0169-4286
DOI: 10.1007/s11056-006-9007-6

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