Comparative seed dormancy and germination of eight annual species of ephemeral wetland vegetation in a Mediterranean climate

  title={Comparative seed dormancy and germination of eight annual species of ephemeral wetland vegetation in a Mediterranean climate},
  author={Angelino Carta and Gianni Bedini and Jonas V. M{\"u}ller and Robin J. Probert},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
Ephemeral wetland vegetation (EWV) in the Mediterranean Basin appears in temporary wetlands where favourable hydrological conditions exist only for a short time and year-to-year variability is high. Here, we report results of the seed germination, dormancy and desiccation tolerance of eight annual species living in this vulnerable habitat. Experiments were performed in laboratory conditions under constant and alternating temperatures and using a 12-h daily photoperiod or continuous darkness… CONTINUE READING
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