Man and His Plants in Relation to Dispersal

  • Leendert van der Pijl


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”.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

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

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