Seed atlas of the monocotyledonous genera of the páramo.

I.M. Melcher, F. Bouman, A.M. Cleef

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Abstract

The dispersal units as seeds and fruits of the monocotyledonous genera in the paramo of equatorial America are described and illustrated with SEM photos. The monocotyledonous genera are mainly of neotropical and to a lesser extent of wide-temperate origin. Wind is the main dispersal vector and animals/humans and water also play an important part. The anemo-, epizoo- and endozoochorously dispersed genera are mainly of neotropical origin, whereas the hydrochorously dispersed genera are mainly of wide-temperate origin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-308
JournalFlora
Volume199
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Keywords

  • patterns
  • eriocaulaceae
  • dispersal
  • andes
  • crops

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    Melcher, I. M., Bouman, F., & Cleef, A. M. (2004). Seed atlas of the monocotyledonous genera of the páramo. Flora, 199(4), 286-308. https://doi.org/10.1078/0367-2530-00157