Seed Longevity of Melaleuca quinquenervia: A Burial Experiment in South Florida

Thai, K. Van and Rayamajhi, Min B. and Center, Ted D. (2005) Seed Longevity of Melaleuca quinquenervia: A Burial Experiment in South Florida. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 43, pp. 39-42.

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Abstract

Burial and removal techniques with seed bags were used to examine the viability and longevity of Melaleuca quinquenervia seeds at four field sites representing different soil types and hydrological conditions in South Florida. Seed viability was determined over different burial durations in the soil through a combination of germination tests and 2,3,5-triphenyl- tetrazolium chloride (TTC) treatments. Control seeds kept dry at 25 C in the laboratory maintained same viability of ca. 15% over the 3-year study. In the field, seed viability decreased with increased burial duration.(PDF has 4 pages.)

Item Type: Article
Title: Seed Longevity of Melaleuca quinquenervia: A Burial Experiment in South Florida
Personal Creator/Author:
CreatorsEmail
Thai, K. Van
Rayamajhi, Min B.
Center, Ted D.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management
Volume: 43
Page Range: pp. 39-42
Date: 2005
Issuing Agency: Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Melaleuca, paper bark tree, seed viability, germination, dormancy, Florida, invasive plants, Australia
Subjects: Management
Biology
Limnology
Item ID: 1604
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2008 23:47
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 20:18
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1604

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