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Germination of stored and scarified seeds of Passiflora caerulea L. (Passifloraceae)

Author(s): G. M. Mendiondo and M. T. A. Garcia

Year: 2009

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Plant Biosystems
Volume: 143
Issue: 2
Pages: 369-376

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

Species Referenced: Passiflora incarnata (Maypop),


Discusses seed storage, dormancy, and germination in Passiflora caerulea. Seeds were classified as orthodox since they germinated after dessication. Seeds can be stored at least 11 months. Germination rate and percentage were increased when the aril was removed. Chemical scarification prevented germination. These results may be applicable to P. incarnata.

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G. M. Mendiondo and M. T. A. Garcia. "Germination of stored and scarified seeds of Passiflora caerulea L. (Passifloraceae)." Plant Biosystems 143.2 (2009): 369-376.

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ISSN: 1126-3504
DOI: 10.1080/11263500902722709

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