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If the seed/fruit disperse by water the fruit will fall off the tree and float on water.

The characteristics of these type of fruit are:

  • Have a hard shell
  • Able to float in the water
  • Have water proof husk

A coconut is an example of seed/fruit that disperse by water

There are more ways how seeds disperse.


Plant disperse their seed and fruit by scattering them far away from the parent plants. The advantages of dispersal:

  • reduce overcrowding
  • reduce competition between the parent plant and the young plant
  • enables seed to grow healthily
  • provides opportunities  to spread the species to new places

Some plants disperse their fruit that contain seeds while others disperse the seeds themselves. The seeds and fruits of plants have special  characteristics which help the agent to disperse them. Seeds and fruits can be disperse by:

  • Water

  • Example of fruit/seed dispersed by water: Coconut

  • Wind

  • Example of seed/fruit dispered by wind: Daisy 'Vittadinia sulcata'

  • Animals

  • Example of fruit/seed dispersed by animal: Strawberry (Isn't it cute?)

  • An explosive mechanism

  • Example of fruit/seed dispersed by an explosive mechanism: Okra


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