Explosive seed dispersal in two perennial Mediterranean Euphorbia species (Euphorbiaceae).

@article{Narbona2005ExplosiveSD,
  title={Explosive seed dispersal in two perennial Mediterranean Euphorbia species (Euphorbiaceae).},
  author={Eduardo Narbona and M. T. Arista and Pedro Luis Ortiz},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2005},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={510-6}
}
The distance of explosive dispersal, its pattern in time, and the relative importance of autochory have been studied in two diplochorous species: Euphorbia boetica and E. nicaeensis. The seeds of E. boetica released by explosive dispersal reached a median distance of 156 cm and a maximum of almost 8 m, while the distances reached by the seeds of E. nicaeensis were lower: a median of 132 cm and a maximum of 5 m. The differences in explosive dispersal distance between species seem to depend on… CONTINUE READING
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