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

hy′dro·chore′ (-kôr′) n.
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Middleton BA (2000) Hydrochory, seed banks, and regeneration dynamics along the landscape boundaries of a forested wetland.
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.
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).