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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics