Plant Migration: The Dynamics of Geographic Patterning in Seed Plant Species
Using cases of plant migration documented by both historical and fossil evidence, Jonathan D. Sauer provides a landmark assessment of what is presently known, and not merely assumed, about the process.
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Page 5 - breaks in two. The bottom segment with half the seeds remains attached to the dying mother plant, which commonly gets buried in the sand; the top segment with the rest of the seeds is commonly washed away by storm waves to drift in ocean currents.