Abstract

Palm diaspores are reported to have various kinds of dormancy. However, (1) the embryo is underdeveloped; (2) the endocarp is water permeable; and (3) the diaspores take a long time to germinate. Thus, we conclude that the diaspores of the majority of palm species have morphophysiological dormancy (MPD). The ones that do not have MPD are morphologically dormant.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2014

Notes/Citation Information

Published in Seed Science Research, v. 24, issue 1, p. 17-22.

© Cambridge University Press 2013. The copyright holder has granted the permission for posting the article here.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0960258513000342

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