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Dispersal of seeds, fruits, or other plant parts by water.

hy′dro·chore′ (-kôr′) n.
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Hydrochory is the dispersal by water, in which the diaspore floats on or is carried by water.
Linkages between primary seed dispersal, hydrochory and flood timing in a semi-arid region river.
In order to evaluate the importance of ichthyochory and hydrochory in the seed dispersal process we compared the number of seedlings produced between the FMS and a soil seedbank study performed in the a neighboring area (Pagotto et al.
Middleton BA (2000) Hydrochory, seed banks, and regeneration dynamics along the landscape boundaries of a forested wetland.
1985); hydrochory may also be an important dispersal mechanism where flooding occurs (Enterolobium pods float; Hunter, 1989).
Based on a comparative analysis of morphology of seeds and empirical determination of duration of floating in water, Bregman (1988) reported that seeds of Astrophytum (and several other genera of cacti) are of a type compatible with hydrochory.
All floating fruits were no longer viable, indicating that hydrochory does not play a role in A.
Hydrochory, population dynamics and distribution of the clonal aquatic plant Ranunculus lingua.
Hydrochory is probably another important way of seed dispersal in riparian palms that often form oligarchic populations close to rivers and lakes (Goulding & Smith, 2007).