Germination ecophysiology of an eastern deciduous forest herb Stylophorum diphyllum.

J. M. Baskin, C. C. Baskin

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Stylophorum diphyllum (Papaveraceae) is an herbaceous polycarpic perennial that grows in mesic deciduous forest from W Pennsylvania and S Ontario to Wisconsin S to SW Virginia, N Alabama, N Arkansas and Missouri. Seeds are dormant at dispersal in late May and early June. Dormancy is due to a rudimentary (underdeveloped) embryo which requires incubation at low moist temperatures (stratification) for growth. Embryo elongation occurs during the cold season and seeds germinate in early spring. A warm pretreatment is not required for subsequent embryo growth and germination.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)390-399
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Midland Naturalist
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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