Some observations on Tilia (Basswood) seeds

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Gertrude Grimsley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Dormancy in basswood seeds has presented a difficult problem to foresters, botanists, and nurserymen for many years. The percentage of germination of these seeds is very low and is particularly low in southern climates, even though sound and plump seeds are produced, as compared with northern climates. In northern climates basswood is one of the common trees found in mesophytic forests. Observations made by the writer have confirmed the assumption that the southern distribution is limited. In North Carolina this assumption is further verified by observations made in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here the writer has observed that Tilia grows somewhat extensively on the western slope of the Blue Ridge, but just on the eastern slope the distribution ends. These observations lead one to assume that climatic factors play an important part in the production of this genus; and it is my belief that temperature is the greatest of the climatic factors involved in the breaking of this dormancy and hastening and insuring germination.

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Language: English
Date: 1930
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