Seed Dispersal Lab. Dispersal by Water. The coconut can float on water for long intervals due to an air-filled pericarp layer. Dispersal by Water. Mangrove seeds germinate while still attached to the adult plant. Seedlings are released into water. . Dispersal by Water.
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The coconut can float on water for long intervals due to an air-filled pericarp layer.
Mangrove seeds germinate while still attached to the adult plant. Seedlings are released into water.
When its seed pod breaks open, Pond Iris seeds fall into nearby water. Seeds can float for long distances and germinate either in the water or when they become lodged in mud.
Seeds with wings have a slower descent when they fall from a tree.Dispersal by Wind
The Red Campion ovary produces a “pepper pot” seed capsule with openings at the top. Wind shakes the capsule to scatter the seeds.
The cockleburr fruit has hooked barbs for attaching to an animal’s fur or a bird’s feathers.
Mistletoe has a sticky fruit that attaches to the beak and faces of birds. Birds scrape their beaks on tree branches to spread the seeds.
The seeds are released when a ripe capsule of an Impatiens plant is touched.
A thick husk that splits open to release a hickory nut.