Traits of Fruits from Ranomafana National Park
preprintposted on 2020-11-27, 16:12 authored by Omer NevoOmer Nevo, Diary Razafimandimby
Wild fruits come in a tremendous diversity of shapes, forms, colors, aromas, and textures. Fleshy fruits have evolved to be attractive to animal seed dispersers, and this complex array of traits acts as a biological filter, promoting interactions with some frugivores while prohibiting others. Data on wild fruit traits are still lacking. Here we provide fruit trait data for 43 species we collected in Ranomafana National Park.