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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
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Plant Biosystems
Article Topic(s): Germination,Seed storage
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Passiflora incarnata (Purple passionflower),
AbstractDiscusses 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.
Suggested CitationG. 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.