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Notes: Moisture Stress Affects Germination of Longleaf and Slash Pine Seeds

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Abstract:

Osmotic stresses greater than 8 atm markedly reduced germination of both Pinus palustris Mill. and P. elliottii Engelm, seeds. At stresses of 18 or more atm, no germination occurred. Moisture content at the onset of germination was twice as high in longleaf as in slash pine seeds.

Keywords: Pinus elliottii; Pinus palustris; water absorption

Document Type: News

Affiliations: Staff, Timber Management Research Project which is maintained at Alexandria, La., by the Southern Forest Expt. Sta., Forest Service, U.S. Dept. Agric.

Publication date: September 1, 1969

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