Forms of seed dispersal in Cactaceae

@inproceedings{Bregman1988FormsOS,
  title={Forms of seed dispersal in Cactaceae},
  author={Rob Bregman},
  year={1988}
}
  • R. Bregman
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Environmental Science, Biology
SUMMARY A survey is given of the possible types of seed dispersal in Cactaceae. Anemochory presumably occurs in only one genus, hydrochory is less rare and zoochory is common. A number of taxa apparently lack any dispersal mechanism (atelechory). Birds are frequently involved in zoochorous dispersal. Hydrochorous taxa all have seeds with a large, hollow hilum cup, which increases the floating capacity of the seed. A clear difference in the floating capacity between seeds with a small hilum… 

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