autochory

autochory

[′ȯd·ō‚kȯr·ē]
(ecology)
Active self-dispersal of individuals or their disseminules.
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Autochory is dispersal by the plant itself, using no outside forces in moving the diaspore.
FV) life form: (A) tree, (L) climbers and (H) herbaceous; (CS) successional category: (P) pioneer, (Si) early secondary, (St) late secondary and (C) climax; (SD) dispersion syndrome: (Ane) anemochory, (Aut) autochory, (Zoo) zoochory and (SC) unrated.
The species present in the upper stratum (A) and regenerative (R) environments I (AT I), II (AT II) and III (AT III) respectively, are accompanied by family, scientific name, type of dispersal (SD): Anemo = anemocoric, Auto = autochory, Zoo = zoochoric; and environmental group (EG): Pioneer (P), climax light demanding (CL) and shade-tolerant (CS).
The analysis of dispersal syndromes was out of the scope of this study; hence the fruits were classified only according to the presence of fleshy edible parts, instead of dispersal features (zoochory, autochory, and anemochory).
Considering the species with determined syndromes (123), the zoochory predominated in all habits, corresponding to 69%, followed by autochory with 20% and anemochory with 11% (Figure 2).
FG4 tussock 10 Perennial plants; TH; hemicryptophytes Height categories [greater than or equal to] H3 and [less than or equal to] H5; Only group PI floral (wind pollination); dispersion: mainly autochory and zoochory.