Seed dormancy and germination in Neolitsea acuminatissima (Lauraceae)

Shun Ying Chen, Shing Rong Kuo, Jerry M. Baskin, Carol C. Baskin, Ching Te Chien

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Abstract

Fresh seeds of Neolitsea acuminatissima germinated slowly at 30/20°C in light (with a 12-h daily photoperiod) and required > 20 wk to complete germination. Seeds cold-stratified at 4°C for 9 mo or for 1 yr not only retained their original viability, but the germination rate significantly increased. Fresh seeds have a fully-developed embryo and a water-permeable seed coat and endocarp, and they require > 4 wk to germinate in a warm temperature regime. Thus, we concluded that seeds of N. acuminatissima have nondeep physiological dormancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalTaiwan Journal of Forest Science
Volume21
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Cold stratification
  • Neolitsea acuminatissima
  • Physiological dormancy
  • Seed germination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry

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