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Germination of Cherrybark and Nuttal Oak Acorns Following FloodingAuthor(s): C. B. Briscoe
Source: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: US Forest Service, Tropical Forest Research Center. Ecology 42(2): 430-431
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication (MISC)
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DescriptionFrequency and duration of flooding is undoubtedly one of the most important environmental factors affecting species distribution in bottomland forests. In the life of a tree this influence is first exerted on the seed, and the capacity of seeds to retain viability after submergence by flood water may well be an important factor in determining the success of a species in a particular ecological niche.
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CitationBriscoe, C. B. 1961. Germination of Cherrybark and Nuttal Oak Acorns Following Flooding. Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico: US Forest Service, Tropical Forest Research Center. Ecology 42(2):430-431.
Keywordsgermination, cherrybark, nuttal oak
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