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Title: Maturation of Acorns of Cherrybark, Water, and Willow Oaks
Author: Bonner, F. T.;
Source: Forest Science 20(3):238-242
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: Acorns of cherrybark, water, and willow oaks grew slowly but steadily in July and August and reached maximum size in September, when fats and carbohydrates, the major storage foods, accumulated rapidly. At physiological maturity in late October or early November, crude fat levels were 15 to 20 percent of seed dry weight and carbohydrates totaled 25 percent.
Keywords: Quercus phellos, Quercus nigra, Quercus falcata var. pagodaefolia, germination
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Bonner, F. T. 1974. Maturation of Acorns of Cherrybark, Water, and Willow Oaks. Forest Science 20(3):238-242.
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