Angiosperm Parasite and Host: Coordinated Dispersal

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Science  17 Sep 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3690, pp. 1389-1390
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3690.1389


Seeds of the root parasite Orthocarpus densiflorus may be dispersed by the propagules of its host, Hypochoeris glabra. Such coordinated transport, which includes seed clustering, reinforces the integration and stability of populations of this host and parasite.