Man and his Plants in Relation to Dispersal
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”.
KeywordsNatural Disperser Tropical Secondary Forest Woody Weed Endozoochorous Dispersal Dispersal Plasticity
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