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Man and His Plants in Relation to Dispersal

  • Leendert van der Pijl

Abstract

Many plants owe their distribution in some respect to man. They have all been indicated as anthropochores, in a wide sense. This is too wide a sense, as man is not the direct agent of dispersal for all of them, often only producing the right substrate. The unfortunate use of “anthropochores” for “anthropophytes” causes strange sentences like: “we found a high percentage of anemochores in anthropochores”.

Keywords

Natural Disperser Adventive Plant Tropical Secondary Forest Woody Weed Endozoochorous Dispersal 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leendert van der Pijl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of IndonesiaIndonesia
  2. 2.University of NijmegenThe HagueNetherlands

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