Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión impresa ISSN 2007-8706
FLORES, Joel y JURADO, Enrique. Effect of seed density on germination of Isolatocereus dumortieri and Myrtillocactus geometrizans, endemic columnar cacti species from Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2009, vol.80, n.1, pp. 141-144. ISSN 2007-8706.
The effect of seed density on the germination of 2 columnar cactus species (Isolatocereus dumortieri and Myrtillocactus geometrizans) was evaluated using 5 seed density treatments (1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 seeds). Isolatocereus dumortieri had a lower germination percentage with increasing seed density; germination of M. geometrizans was not affected by seed density. These results suggest that I. dumortieri seedlings might compete for resources with siblings.
Palabras llave : clump seed dispersal; seedling competition.