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Influence of seed processing by frugivorous birds on germination success of three North American shrubs

Author(s): G. A. Meyer and M. C. Witmer

Month: Jul
Year: 1998

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 140
Issue: 1
Pages: 129-139

Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Viburnum dentatum (Southern arrowwood),

Abstract

Evaluates the effects of bird consumption on germination of fruiting plants, including Viburnum dentatum. Removal of fruit pulp from seeds, by passing through the gut of birds, was critical for germination in V. dentatum. However, germination of seeds with fruit pulp removed manually was equal to that of bird processed seeds.

Suggested Citation

G. A. Meyer and M. C. Witmer. "Influence of seed processing by frugivorous birds on germination success of three North American shrubs." American Midland Naturalist 140.1 (1998): 129-139.

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