On the ecology of seed germination in Adonis vernalis L.

On the ecology of seed germination in Adonis vernalis L. ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2008, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 68–69. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2008. Original Russian Text © V.I. Poluyanova, E.L. Lyubarskii, 2008, published in Ekologiya, 2008, No. 1, pp. 70–72. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS V. I. Poluyanova and E. L. Lyubarskii Kazan State University, ul. Kremlevskaya 18, Kazan, 420008 Russia e-mail: vocenzukve@list.ru Received May 14, 2005 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413608010116 Key words: spring adonis, seeds, germination rate. Adonis vernalis L. (the spring adonis) is a herba- In this study, we consider the results of observations ceous perennial of the family Ranunculaceae with a on A. vernalis seeds (freshly collected and stored for different periods of time) germinating under laboratory specific rhythm of development involving early flower- conditions (in vitro or in containers with soil) and in ing and active vegetative development throughout sum- open ground. mer. Its seeds germinate underground, with the pericarp remaining in the soil and seed leaves emerging on the The seeds were collected in early June 2003 from surface (Kulpa, 1960). Seed productivity and the time 30 A. vernalis plants grown in fertile, moderately moist of emergence of sprouts depend on ecological condi- light-texture soil containing a small amount of lime. tions of plant http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

On the ecology of seed germination in Adonis vernalis L.

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