author={John Philip Grime and G. Mason and A. V. Curtis and Janet Rodman and Stuart R Band and M. A. Mowforth and A. M. Neal and Susan C. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of Ecology},
seeds for immediate germination. Of the 403 species examined, 158 failed to exceed 10% germination but 128 attained values greater than 80%. Germination was high in the majority of grasses and low in many annual forbs and woody species. With respect to initial germinability, major families could be arranged in the series Gramineae > Compositae > Leguminosae = Cyperaceae > Umbelliferae. Many small-seeded species were able to germinate immediately after collection and seeds of these species were… 

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