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  [Aroid-l] Schismatoglottis species
From: botanist at malesiana.com (Peter Boyce) on 2008.06.23 at 19:16:24(17930)
Dear Leland,

As yet we have no information on fruit predation. The dispersal agents for
Schismatoglottideae are, based on our research, ants (several species) &
water. Ants also seem to be the main dispersal agents in Homalomena.

The red ants are almost certainly opportunistic in Schismatoglottis; the
genus concerned (Oecophylla smaragdina) is almost always in open secondary
scrub, a habitat not favoured by many aroids here. The observation was more
that the fruits of seveal Schismatoglottis even in cultivation attract ants,
just as they do in the field.

Very best

Peter

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