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Classification of seed storage behaviour of 67 Amazonian tree species

Lima, M. d. J., Hong, T. D., Arruda, Y. M. B. C., Mendes, A. M. S. and Ellis, R. ORCID: (2014) Classification of seed storage behaviour of 67 Amazonian tree species. Seed Science and Technology, 42 (3). pp. 363-392. ISSN 0251-0952

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To link to this item DOI: 10.15258/sst.2014.42.3.06


Information was collated on the seed storage behaviour of 67 tree species native to the Amazon rainforest of Brazil; 38 appeared to show orthodox, 23 recalcitrant and six intermediate seed storage behaviour. A double-criteria key based on thousand-seed weight and seed moisture content at shedding to estimate likely seed storage behaviour, developed previously, showed good agreement with the above classifications. The key can aid seed storage behaviour identification considerably.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Crop Science
ID Code:37978
Publisher:International Seed Testing Association

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