PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY OF LILIUM CALLOSUM SIEBOLD & ZUCC. SEEDS WITHIN INTRODUCTION TO THE SOUTH AREAS OF WESTERN SIBERIA
- The authors:
- Mukhina O. A.
- Page numbers:
- 68 - 73
- lily, rare species, seed productivity, seed quality, germination.
Productivity and quality of Lilium callosum seeds were studied in the south areas of Western Siberia. The species is included to the Red Book of the Russian Federation as a rare species which needs protection. In the conditions of the south areas of Western Siberia, L. сallosum annually bears fruit; during investigation the fruit formation varied from 57.1 to 75.0 %, the number of seeds in a fruit ranged from 49.4 to 247.2. L. сallosum has small seeds, the mass of 1 000 seeds is 1.55–2.22 g. Laboratory germination in the conditions of room temperature after storage for 6 months was high and varied from 80.8 to 96.5 %. After a year and a half, germination decreased by 10–45 %. After three years of storage, the seeds lose their ability.