Germination and Relations between Seed Quality Characteristics for Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer pseudoplatanus ‘Atropurpureum’

Saša Kostić 1 , Jelena Čukanović 1 , Mirjana Ljubojević 1 , Emina Mladenović 1 , Snežana Mrđan 1  und Nina Svilokos 1
  • 1 University of Novi Sad, 21000, Novi Sad

Summary

The purpose of this paper is to analyze relations between seed quality characteristics and the influence of contaminated urban areas on seed quality of sycamore maple trees in different locations across Novi Sad (Serbia). This research analyzed seed germination of 29 adult trees of sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus L.) and its red leaf variety (Acer pseudoplatanus ‘atropurpureum’ Späth.). Our results indicate a medium strong positive correlation between seed weight and viable seed. Sycamore maple trees from the same urban typology do not have significant influence on seed quality characteristics, while different urban typology has such influence. These results explain the negative influence of urban areas on seed quality characteristics. For selection of high value trees in urbanized and contaminated areas, seed quality can be the indicator of adaptability to stress related conditions.

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