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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
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Germination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Viburnum dentatum (Southern arrowwood),
AbstractEvaluates 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 CitationG. 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.