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.
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Baskin, Jerry M. and Baskin, Carol C., "What Kind of Seed Dormancy Might Palms Have?" (2014). Biology Faculty Publications. 49.