Data from: Ecological niche and phylogeny explain distribution of seed mass in the Central European flora

Filip Vandelook, Steven B. Janssens & Diethart Matthies
Seed size is a crucial life-history trait determining the amount of reserves that are available to establishing seedlings. The most frequently observed patterns in seed size distribution are a higher frequency of large-seeded species in shaded habitats and a positive correlation of seed size with plant size. We analysed to what extent realised niche dimensions, as expressed by Ellenberg indicator values and plant functional traits such as plant height and life form, explained seed mass...

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Botanic Garden Meise