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Determination of Phenology Seed Germination and Development of Hura crepitans

Idu, M and Omonhinmin, Conrad A. and Onyibe, H.I. (2007) Determination of Phenology Seed Germination and Development of Hura crepitans. International Journal of Botany, 3 (1). pp. 118-121. ISSN 1811-9700

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The phenology, seed germination, seedling development and evaluation were carried out on the seeds of Hura crepitans. The phenological data describes Hura crepitans seeds as 0.94 g in weight, 2.3x2.2x48 cm in sizes, 3.6 cm2 mean volume, of 78% moisture level. The capsule of length 8 cm contains 7-16 seeds. The seeds are circular in shape, smooth, glabrous and glossy in texture with a capsule depth of 2.5 cm and a brownish testa. The plant flowers and fruits from the end of October to the end of June. To break dormancy, investigations on the stimulatory effect of chemical scarifications were analyzed. Methanol pre-treatment recorded the highest of 70% germination. Comparatively, some of the pre-treatments showed better germination energy and vigour than the control. Such pre-treatments are good for germination and nursery establishment of the species,

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Conrad Asotie Omonhinmin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 08:14

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