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Seed yield and germination characteristics of wild accessions of Arnica montana L. from Trentino (Italy)
- Aiello, Nicola, Carlini, Alessandro, Fusani, Pietro, Scartezzini, Fabrizo
- Journal of applied research on medicinal and aromatic plants 2014 v.1 no.1 pp. e30
- Arnica montana, applied research, essential oil crops, field experimentation, germination, seed yield, Italy
- Two Arnica montana L. wild accessions, collected from natural sites (Monte Bondone and Malga Juribello) of the province of Trento (Italy), were compared in an experimental field to investigate their seed yield and germination characteristics. From second to fourth year of cultivation the two accessions showed a mean thousand seed weight of 1.69, 1.54 and 1.40g, a mean germination capacity of 91.6%, 81.4% and 81%, a mean germination time of 9.2, 9.3 and 8.8 days and a mean missing plants percentage of 9.4%, 9.4% and 12.5%, respectively. The seed yield of the accession from Malga Juribello was, with 10gm−2, higher than the accession from Monte Bondone (8.5gm−2).