Ecology, seed dormancy and germination biology of Persoonia longifolia for use in land restoration and horticulture

Kerryn Anne Chia

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    Abstract

    Investigations into the key mechanisms driving dormancy break and germination of Persoonia longifolia seeds were undertaken through an in-situ phenology study, endocarp burial trials, laboratory experiments and nursery germination trials. Further investigations were made 1nto the appropriate usage of P. longtfolia seedlings on restored areas of bauxite mines in the jarrah forests of Western Australia. Germinat1on of the physiologically dormant seed from within the hard woody endocarp was found to occur after warm and cold stratification treatments were applied. These warm and cold stratifications periods relate to summer thunderstorms and cold winter conditions occurring in this species natural habitat.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date5 Aug 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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