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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:
An explosive mechanism