Effects of temperature on the germination of selected Australian native species used in the rehabilitation of bauxite mining disturbance in Western Australia

Sean M. Bellairs, David T. Bell

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Abstract

Understanding the germination characteristics of native plant species provides an important basis for restoration of disturbed land. The results are presented of trials investigating the effects of temperature (5 to 35°C) on seed germination of 4 tree species (Acacia melanoxylon, Eucalyptus oleosa, E. rudis and E. wandoo), 15 shrub species (A. browniana, A. celastrifolia, A. drummondii, A. latericola [A. lateriticola], A. urophylla, Astartea fascicularis, Baeckea camphorosmae, Bossiaea ornata, Calothamnus rupestris, Hibbertia montana, Kunzea recurva, Melaleuca preissiana, Pericalymma ellipticum, Regelia ciliata and Viminaria juncea), 2 sub-shrub species (Patersonia occidentalis and Xanthosia atkinsoniana) and 2 herb species (Velleia trinervis and Xanthorrhoea gracilis) used in rehabilitation of vegetation after bauxite mining in Western Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-55
Number of pages9
JournalSeed Science and Technology
Volume20
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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