Vol 7 No 2 (2001)
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Studies on some seed traits of Iris pumila L., Adonis vernalis L., Primula veris Huds. and Alkanna tinctoria (L.) Tausch.

Published June 6, 2001
E. Mihalik
University of Szeged, Department of Botany and Botanic Garden, H-6701 Szeged
K. Kálmán
University of Szeged, Department of Botany and Botanic Garden, H-6701 Szeged
A. Medvegy
University of Szeged, Department of Botany and Botanic Garden, H-6701 Szeged
K. Gocs
University of Szeged, Department of Botany and Botanic Garden, H-6701 Szeged
J. Cservenka
University of Veszprém, Department of Botany, H-2163 Veszprém 1118 Budapest, Villányi út 29., Hungary
A. Németh
University of Szeged, Department of Botany and Botanic Garden, H-6701 Szeged
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Mihalik, E., Kálmán, K., Medvegy, A., Gocs, K., Cservenka, J., & Németh, A. (2001). Studies on some seed traits of Iris pumila L., Adonis vernalis L., Primula veris Huds. and Alkanna tinctoria (L.) Tausch. International Journal of Horticultural Science, 7(2), 36-40. https://doi.org/10.31421/IJHS/7/2/263

Abstract

In this study we summarize the results of a five-years period concerning seed traits examinations on Iris pumila, Adonis vernalis, Primula veris and Alkanna tinctoria, with special attention to seed dimensions, seed mass and other traits concerning plant fitness, to their variability and the relationship among them. We found tight correlation between seed weight and seed dimensions in Adonis and Primula, at the same time no correlation exists among the same characters in Alkanna tinctoria. Consequently, the seed weight and seed dimensions can be used as synonyms in the form of „seed size" only after preliminary detection of correlations among them.

The variability of seed traits is higher in natural categories (individuals, morphs) than in seed mass categories as speculative groups. When we need homogeneous plant stand (e.g. for an introduction experiment) it is suggested to use seeds pre-selected in this way. For ex situ conservation, where the central goal is to maintain the genetic variability, seeds originated from different individuals are preferred.

 

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