Seed storage-mediated dormancy alleviation in Fabaceae from campo rupestre

  title={Seed storage-mediated dormancy alleviation in Fabaceae from campo rupestre},
  author={Na{\"i}la Nativel and Elise Buisson and Fernando A. O. Silveira},
  journal={Acta Botanica Brasilica},
We studied the effects of seed storage on germination and dormancy alleviation in three species of Fabaceae endemic to campo rupestrein southeastern Brazil. Fresh seeds of Collaea cipoensis, Mimosa maguirei and Mimosa foliolosawere set to germinate and germination of seeds after four, five and 13 years of storage was tested. Seed viability was maintained for all species after the full storage period. Seed storage significantly increased germination percentage and decreased germination time for… 

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