Relationships Among Seed Germination, Lithological Substrate and Growth in Two Quercus Species

Adrian FÜSTÖS, Liviu HOLONEC, Ioan TĂUT, Tabita Teodora LISANDRU, Doru PAMFIL, Florin Alexandru REBREAN


In Romania, Quercus is represented by five to nine species, depending on their taxonomic classification. The purpose of this study was to determine the seed germination rate and seedling growth of Quercus robur and Quercus petraea species in different soil conditions. The results obtained show that there are differences between trees growing and development. Our results show that seed quality and lithological substrate have an influence on seed germination of Quercus robur and Quercus petraea species. This fact has an important role in forest resource management.


Quercus robur; Quercus petraea; seed germination; growth

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