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Timofeeva S. N., Yudakova O. I. Embryological Features of Laburnum anagyroides Medik.. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Chemistry. Biology. Ecology, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 1, pp. 81-84. DOI:

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Embryological Features of Laburnum anagyroides Medik.


Laburnum anagyroides Medik. (Leguminosae) is a promising ornamental woody plant, which is native to the Mediterranean. It is characterized by the following indicators of seed reproduction during introduction in the Lower Volga region: potential seed productivity is 5.24 ± 0.08 ovules on 1 ovary, real seed productivity is 1.53 ± 0.05 seeds per 1 fruit, the reproduction efficiency coefficient is 29.2%. Seeds quickly pass into a state of deep physical rest and cannot independently leave this state in spring. Germination of both freshly-harvested and long-stored intact seeds does not exceed 10%. This is one of the reasons for the lack of self seeding.


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