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Secondary seed dispersal of Erodiophyllum elderi, a patchily distributed short-lived perennial in the arid lands of Australia

Emmerson, Louise; Facelli, Jose M; Chesson, Peter; Possingham, Hugh P


We investigated secondary dispersal of propagules of Erodiophyllum elderi (Asteraceae), a short-lived perennial plant growing in small patches in the arid lands of southern Australia. In spite of its importance for population dynamics, secondary dispersal is a little understood process. We monitored the dispersal of 2280 large woody capitula (seed heads) released in six E. elderi patches for 9 months. Colour-coded seed heads were located at night using UV light and their distance and direction...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02097.x


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