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Table 1 Germination rates (GR) of A. digitata

From: Adansonia digitata and Adansonia gregorii fruit shells serve as a protection against high temperatures experienced during wildfires

Heat treatment GR (%)
(upper, lower side)
Average of Tmax of inner tc’s (°C) (SD) Heat exposure time (min:s)
76 (25) 06:25 3 (0, 6)
198 (103) 12:00 15 (24, 6)
445 (173)a 10:00 25 (34, 16)
Control
 No treatment 0
 15 min H2SO4 76
 40 min hot water, 70 °C 16
 3 days cold water 2
  1. aLocal smouldering in fruit 3 led to extreme divergent temperatures (maximum of 595 °C at central tc)