Definition of diaspore in English:

diaspore

Line breaks: dia|spore
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪəspɔː
 
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noun

Botany
  • A spore, seed, or other structure that functions in plant dispersal; a propagule.
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    • These plots were colonized significantly more often by bryophytes and vascular plants with lighter diaspores, dispersed by the wind (light anemochores) or by animals (endozoochores and myrmecochores).
    • Natural riparian zones are also effective pathways for plant dispersal: the rivers carry large numbers of plant diaspores over long distances, and riparian zones are rich in water-dispersed plants and rapidly spreading exotics.
    • The fruit of B. monosperma is a single-seeded samara and disperses as a diaspore.

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