Seed dispersal in Palicourea rigida, a common treelet species from neotropical savannas

@article{Wtherich2001SeedDI,
  title={Seed dispersal in Palicourea rigida, a common treelet species from neotropical savannas},
  author={Dirk W{\"u}therich and Aura Az{\'o}car and Carlos Garcia-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and J. Francisco Silva},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={449 - 458}
}
The dispersal system of Palicourea rigida (Rubiaceae), a common woody species of neotropical savannas, was studied in a seasonal Venezuelan savanna. Production and consumption of fruits, dispersal agents, feeding behaviour, transport and effects on seed viability, were investigated by field observations, cage experiments and viability tests. To compare different dispersers, quantitative and qualitative dispersal parameters were calculated. About 59% of the fruit crop was dispersed successfully… Expand
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