Funding for this research was provided by:
Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD)
Accepted: 17 August 2021
First Online: 3 September 2021
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
: We strictly comply with the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, and also abide by Law of the People's Republic of China on Wildlife Protection. Research permission on <i>Tilia miqueliana</i> tree has been obtained from Jiangsu Wildlife Protection Station. The collection of experimental intact seeds was approved by the Management Office of Huang Zangyu National Forest Park in Anhui Province, China.
: All the authors supported the publication of the article.