A Longer Story Than Expected: Seeds Of Several Species (Tillandsioideae) Remain Viable For Up To Two Years

Zotz, Gerhard
March 2013
Journal of the Bromeliad Society;Mar-Jun2013, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p83
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study on bromeliad seed to understand its distributional limits and predict possible consequences of global climate change in its germination. Mature seeds of Guzmania lingulata, Guzmania monostachia and Tillandsia fasciculata were collected from natural populations in Panama. It notes that most of the species did not show reduction in germination response after a year of storage casting doubt on the generality of the notion of a limited longevity for bromeliad seed.


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