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Seed-seedling allometry in tropical rain forest trees: seed mass-related patterns of resource allocation and the reserve effect.

Green, P; Juniper, P


1. The seedlings of larger seeded species generally perform better than those of smaller seeded species under a variety of hazards. The reserve effect proposes that larger seeded species retain a greater proportion of their initial seed resources and their seedlings are therefore better provisioned to cope with post-deployment resource deficits. 2. This hypothesis was tested with a suite of 32 Australian rain forest species with storage cotyledons, and seed reserve mass ranging from 36 mg to 25...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-0477.2004.00889.x


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