Arum and Cyclamen in Israel

Shmuel Silinsky via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:39:24 PDT
Thanks Robert. I looked it up - myrmecochory. Very cool. The ants take back
the seeds to the nest and eat the nutritious coating  on the seed, which is
then in a perfect place for germination. Mutualism at its best!
Shmuel

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 10:19 PM Robert Parks via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:

> Cyclamen seed were probably transported by ants.
>
> Robert
>
> On Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 12:18 PM Shmuel Silinsky via pbs <
> pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
>
> > In a public park near Tell Aviv I spotted these "weeds". Cyclamen
> persicum
> > growing between stones in a dry wall. I have no idea how the seeds got
> into
> > those cracks. And Arum hygrophylum at the base of the wall. Note flowers
> > and seeds forming at the same time. This scene was repeated all along
> this
> > 50 meter long wall.
> > Shmuel Silinsky
> > Jerusalem, Israel
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