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Germination Rates of Bursera simaruba Seeds Subjected to Various Scarification Treatments

Bursera simaruba (L.) Sarg. seed were subjected to five scarification treatments to determine their efficacy on subsequent germination. Seeds that were scarified with sandpaper had the highest mean germination, although it was not statistically different than the untreated control. Those treated with hot water had significantly lower germination than the control, suggesting that temperatures may have been too hot. These results indicate that mechanical scarification may improve germination of this species but that further research is needed to refine treatments.


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Author(s): Michael Morgan, Thomas W. Zimmerman

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volumes 59, Number 1 (2016)

Volume: 59

Number: 1

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