Is Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae) really an oviparous plant?

  title={Is Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgoaceae) really an oviparous plant?},
  author={Brian Holt and Geoffrey Rothwell},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={84 6},
Germination of Ginkgo biloba seeds with intact and removed sarcotesta was compared to test the role of the seed coat in germination biology. The presence of an intact sarcotesta significantly reduced total germination percentage when compared to seeds with the sarcotesta removed. Some seeds were also cold stratified. This treatment was not necessary for germination, but it did improve total germination percentage. The seeds were collected during the period of natural abscission. Contrary to the… CONTINUE READING
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