Delayed seed dispersal and rapid germination as survival mechanisms of the desert plant Blepharis persica (Burm.) kuntze

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

46 Scopus citations

Abstract

Experiments are described which demonstrate that the seeds of the desert species Blepharis persica are capable of germinating within 50 min of being exposed to moisture. Their radicles reach a length of about 49 mm within the first 24 h from wetting. The seeds can germinate in light and dark at temperatures ranging from less than 10° C to more than 40° C. The importance of these facts for survival are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalOecologia
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1972
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Delayed seed dispersal and rapid germination as survival mechanisms of the desert plant Blepharis persica (Burm.) kuntze'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this