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Effect of boiling water, seed coat structure and provenance on the germination of Acacia melanoxylon seeds

Burrows, G E; Virgona, James M; Heady, Roger

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Acacia melanoxylon (Mimosoideae or Mimosaceae) is a high quality timber tree with an extensive natural distribution in Australia and a wide genetic and phenotypic diversity. Seeds from three widely differing provenances in Tasmania were tested to determine whether they had different responses to various dormancy-breaking treatments. All provenances had limited germination (<11%) if seeds were untreated and between 85% and 91% germination after 40 days if the seeds were nicked. For all...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60524
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT08194

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