Wind dispersal capacity of pine seeds and the evolution of different seed dispersal modes in pines

  title={Wind dispersal capacity of pine seeds and the evolution of different seed dispersal modes in pines},
  author={Craig W Benkman},
Pine seed mass is isometrically related to samara shape among smaller seeded pines (< 165 mg), but not when larger seeds are included (putative bird-dispersed pines excluded). Among the largest pine seeds samara length declines with increases in seed mass. Consequently, disc-loading increases and dispersal capacity declines at an accelerating rate with increases in seed mass. The acceleration in disc-loading may arise in part from the energetic costs of constructing long-scaled cones to house… CONTINUE READING
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