Predispersal seed predation on five Piper species in tropical rainforest

@article{Greig1993PredispersalSP,
  title={Predispersal seed predation on five Piper species in tropical rainforest},
  author={Nigel H. Greig},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1993},
  volume={93},
  pages={412-420}
}
Absolute number of seeds lost to predispersal seed predators and proportion of total seeds lost per infructescence were compared among five Costa Rican Piper species of different annual fecundities. Mean seed number and mean seed size in the five species were negatively correlated. The impact of predation on these species was inversely related to the number of seeds they produced. The two early successional species had very high fecundities, a combination of many seeds per infructescence, many… CONTINUE READING

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