Canadian Forest Service Publications

Seed germination of indigenous trees in Tanzania, including notes on seed processing, storage, and plant uses. 1998. Msanga, H.P. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. 292 p. (includes: 142 drawings, 18 photographs).

Year: 1998

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 11967

Language: English

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Fruit and seed characteristics are described for 123 species of trees found in Tanzania. Methods of seed extraction and storage are detailed, and recommended pretreatments are identified. Descriptions of the germination process are accompanied by drawings of germination stages for each species. Colour photographs of fruit or seed of eighteen species are included.

The most common seed pretreatment methods are described and explained in an introductory section, as are various germination and rapid viability tests. Methods for growing tree seedlings from seed are presented.

English, Kiswahili, and vernacular species names are listed with scientific equivalents. A glossary of technical terms, a table summarising seed characteristics and requirements for each species, a list of references, and a general index are included.