Table 3: Mean comparison (Duncan test ) of final percentage and mean time to germination of  Ziziphus lotus (Z) and Rhus tripartitum (R) seeds under osmotic stress condition.

Germination characteristics
Water potentiel (MPa)Final germination percentage (FG)Decrease (%)CV (%)MTG (days)

Ziziphus lotus 0100 ± 0f020,35 ± 2,16a4,96 ± 0.55
−0.270 ± 2d3019,27 ± 2,63a5,27 ± 0,74
−0.464 ± 3,03d3619,15 ± 3,91a5,4 ± 1,12
−0.650 ± 2,44c5021,66 ± 5,19a4,85 ± 1,22
−0.824 ± 1,78b7624,28 ± 5,49a4,27 ± 0,83
−117 ± 1,94a8315,48 ± 4,29a6,87 ± 1,87

Rhus tripartitum 066 ± 0,84a3410,40 ± 0,85b9,67 ± 0,83b
−0.235 ± 2,45b6512,05 ± 1,02a8,35 ± 0,70c
−0.425 ± 1,58c758,24 ± 0,8c12,22 ± 1,14a
−0.611 ± 0,84d899,01 ± 1,28c11,27 ± 1,46a
−0.80e1000d0d
−10e1000d0d

The values followed by the same letter are not significantly different at each value is a mean of five replicates of  20 seeds.
CV: kinetics of germination; FG: final germination percentage; MTG: mean time to germinate.