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Seed rain and seed limitation in a planted gallery forest in Brazil

Literature: Journal Articles

Barbosa, K.C. & Pizo, M.A. 2006, "Seed rain and seed limitation in a planted gallery forest in Brazil", Restoration Ecology, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 504-515.

Contact Info

Corresponding Author: M.A. Pizo,


  • Programa de Pós-graduação em Biologia Vegetal, Departamento de Botânica, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Caixa Postal 199, 13506-900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
  • Plant Phenology and Seed Dispersal Research Group, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Centro 2, 93022-000 São Leopoldo, RS, Brazil


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Species Info

  • Schinus terebinthifolius
  • Croton urucurana
  • Schizolobium parahyba
  • Trema micrantha


  • The researchers evaluated seed rain and limitation in a 10 year old plantation in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Seed traps were placed under four native tree species and emptied once a month for a year.
  • Additionally, vegetation over 1.3m in height was counted and identified within a 5 m radius around the seed trap.
  • The seed rain was dominated by a few of the tree species in the plantation (Trema micrantha, Schinus terebinthifolius, and Croton urucurana) and colonist species (Tecoma stans and Macluria tinctoria).
  • These species had high abundance of fruit and efficient dispersal by small birds or bats.
  • The abundance and richness of seeds were correlated with the abundance and richness of animal-dispersed plants in the vicinity.
  • Seed limitation was higher for wind-dispersed species as well as the planted species.

Geographical Region

  • Coastal Atlantic South America
  • Country

  • Brazil
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