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Viability of buried seeds from alpine plant communities Northwest Caucasus Results of a five-year experiment



Viability of buried seeds from alpine plant communities Northwest Caucasus Results of a five-year experiment



Biology Bulletin Reviews 3(3): 241-245



Experiments with seeds buried in soil has been carried out for 63 alpine plant species from the northwest Caucasus. Seeds were mixed with native soils and placed in soil at a depth of 8 10 cm for 5 years. After excavation, seeds of 45 species did not germinate at all. The viability of eight species, including four Carex species, exceeded 10%. These species are typical of Geranium-Hedysarum meadows and alpine snow-beds, and form the majority of soil seed banks in these communities.

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DOI: 10.1134/s207908641303002x


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