Dispersal Spectra

  • Karen van Rheede van Oudtshoorn
  • Margaretha W. van Rooyen
Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)


The fact that particular dispersal mechanisms are characteristic of certain plant communities is of great importance. However, little attempt has been made to search for broad patterns and general trends in dispersal spectra of seed plants in plant communities and geographic regions as a whole ( Willson et al.1990).


Seed Size Dispersal Mechanism Desert Plant Desert Site Dispersal Spectrum 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen van Rheede van Oudtshoorn
    • 1
  • Margaretha W. van Rooyen
    • 2
  1. 1.ARC-Range and Forage InstituteLynn EastRepublic of South Africa
  2. 2.Department of BotanyUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaRepublic of South Africa

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