Associated evolution of fruit size, fruit color and spines in Neotropical palms
Ferreira do Nascimento, Lucas et al. (2020), Associated evolution of fruit size, fruit color and spines in Neotropical palms, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.2280gb5nx
We built a dataset on palm traits using information from the literature. Most of the data on traits was obtained from Henderson et al. (1995). In cases where no information from Henderson et al. (1995) was found, we completed the dataset with information from Lorenzi et al. (2004). We classified palm species into two categories according to the predominant color of the mature fruit: "colorful fruits" (red, black and purple) and "dull-colored fruits" (green, yellow, brown and orange), reflecting colors that have been related to bird and mammal frugivory, respectively (Gautier-Hion et al. 1985, Nevo et al. 2018a). We considered only the color of ripe fruits and discarded those species for which the information about color was ambiguous. We also classified all species according to the presence ("with spines") and absence ("spineless") of spines. We consider spines to be any stiff sharply pointed structure (Grubb 1992) that is present either at the stem, peduncular bract, rachis or petioles, which is often associated with defense specifically related to mammalian herbivory (Charles-Dominique et al. 2016).
Data used in the analyses containing fruit length (cm), fruit color and presence (1) or absence (0) of spines for each Neotropical palm species. Information on certain traits was Not Available (NA) for a few species.
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Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico,
FAPESP , Award: 2017/08406-7
Netherlands organization for Scientific Research , Award: 824.15.007
German Research Foundation, Award: FZT 118