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PACHECO, Mauro Vasconcelos; MATTEI, Vilmar Luciano; MATOS, Valderez Pontes and SENA, Lucia Helena de Moura. Germination and vigor of Dimorphandra mollis benth. seeds under different temperatures and substrates. Rev. Árvore [online]. 2010, vol.34, n.2, pp. 205-213. ISSN 0100-6762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-67622010000200002.
The Dimorphandra mollis Benth. - Caesalpiniaceae is a native forest species coming from the Cerrado and Caatinga due to its economical and ecological use, which justifies the studies on seed germination. In this work, germinative performance of D. mollis seeds were studied in different conditions of temperature regime and substrate. The experimental delineation used was completely randomized in factorial 4 x 4 (4 substrates -sand, coconut fiber, vermiculite and paper towel; and 4 temperatures: 25, 30, 35 and 20-30ºC), with four replications of 25 seeds each. The following parameters were evaluated: seed moisture content, final germination, first germination count, germination speed index, length and dry matter weight. The best germination and vigor is obtained at 30 and 35ºC. The substrates paper towel and vermiculite allow satisfactory germinative performance of seeds, being suitable to evaluate the physiological quality of D. mollis seeds.
Keywords : Forest seeds; Physiological quality and Fava d'anta.