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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Seed Germination And Initial Growth Of Pseudopiptadenia Psilostachya (dc.) G.p.lewis & M.p.lima (leguminosae) Seedlings Under Different Shade Levels [germinação De Sementes E Crescimento Inicial De Plântulas De Pseudopiptadenia Psilostachya (dc.) G.p.lewis & M.p.lima (leguminosae) Em Diferentes Ambientes De Luz]
Author: Fonseca M.G.
Leao N.V.M.
Dos Santos F.A.M.
Abstract: The expansion of logging and deforestation in the Amazon forest increases the need for studies on techniques to grow seedlings that can be used in reforestation and enrichment planting programs. We addressed the following questions: a) does the seed germination of Pseudopiptadenia psilostachya differ between seeds collected directly on the crown and the ones collected on the forest floor? b) what is the effect of the shading level on the seed germination and the initial development of seedlings of this species? Six replicates of 10 seeds were germinated in a growth chamber. The germination rate did not differ between the seed collection methods and the collection of fruits in the forest floor is recommended. In the nursery, four replicates of 25 seeds were germinated under full sun and 30%, 50% and 70% shade. In each light treatment, the performance of 40 seedlings randomly selected was assessed four months after sowing. Seed germination, seedling growth and biomass accumulation were higher under 30% and 50% shade than under full sun. The results suggest that the growth of P. psilostachya seedlings is favored under high light levels, although some shade is required, and that it is relatively easy to produce seedlings of this species, at least on the initial developmental stage.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S0100-67622006000600003
Date Issue: 2006
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