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, only producing the right substrate. The unfortunate use of “anthropochores” for “antropophytes” causes strange sentences like: “we found a high percentage of anemochores in anthropochores” (Sissingh).
KeywordsDirect Agent Natural Disperser Adventive Plant Tropical Secondary Forest Collective Noun
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