Seed germination and plant development in Escobedia grandiflora (Orobanchaceae): evidence of obligate hemiparasitism?

@article{CardonaMedina2015SeedGA,
  title={Seed germination and plant development in Escobedia grandiflora (Orobanchaceae): evidence of obligate hemiparasitism?},
  author={Edison Cardona-Medina and Sandra Muriel Ruiz},
  journal={Bothalia},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={133-140}
}
Root parasitic plants can be facultative or obligate. Facultative parasites are able to complete their life cycle and their seeds can germinate without a host. Escobedia grandiflora is a poorly studied species in spite of its ancestral importance as dye of foods and medicinal use. The present study evaluates the states of seed, seedlings and mature plants, under presence and absence of possible hosts, for inferring the type of parasitism exhibited by E. grandiflora . Seeds were evaluated using… 

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