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Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment

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Systematic evaluation of seed germination and early seedling development of Monodora myristica (Gaertn) Dunal and M. tenuifolia Benth (Annonaceae)

J.O. Ariwaodo

Abstract


An evaluation of seed germination and early seedling development pattern of Monodora myristica and M. tenuifolia were investigated at the nursery, to provide useful classificatory tool to aid in the taxonomic identification of the species. Results showed epigeal cryptocotylar/durian germination types, with all possible germination occurring before 84 days after sowing (Rapid germination). The study is expected to provide additional morphological clue in the identification of seedlings of Monodora species during forest regeneration studies.

Keywords: Taxonomic, Classification, Epigeal Cryptocotylar, Durian, Regeneration




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