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Notes: The Role of Dormancy in the Development of Male and Female Strobili of Loblolly Pine

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First-year female strobili and newly initiated female strobilus buds of Pinus taeda L. become dormant in the fall. Neither will resume growth under long day and favorable temperatures without an intervening treatment. In contrast, both vegetative buds and male buds will resume development under such conditions without treatment. FOREST SCI. 23:373-375.

Keywords: Pinus taeda; cone development; seed production; strobilus development; tree improvement

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Tree Improvement Specialist, Southern Forestry Research Center, Weyerhaeuser Company, Post Office Box 1060, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901

Publication date: September 1, 1977

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