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  Re[2]: Gel surrounding seeds.
From: alistair_hay_at_po-sydney at rbgsyd.gov.au on 1998.08.18 at 03:04:30(2543)
The only time I have seen Lasimorpha in the wild (in Liberia), it was
fruting while growing in a few feet of water. Maybe the gel has
something to do with protecting the seeds as they pass through birds'
guts - perhaps its an emetic. It occurs in Cyrtosperma (bird
dispersed, probably), but also in Lasia (L. spinosa probably not
bird-dispersed - the fruits are green and more or less leathery). Who

Alistair Hay

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