The seedpod gum of Parkia pendula (Fabaceae) as a deadly trap for vertebrates
FacultiesFakultät für Naturwissenschaften
LicenseStandard (Fassung vom 01.10.2008)
In the literature, it has been mentioned that the seedpod gum of Parkia pendula is used for catching birds. Here we present an observation of a Tropidurus hispidus individual that died after being glued to the substrate by the gum of P. pendula in the Atlantic Forest of Pernambuco State. This observation proves the enormous gluing performance of this gum, which can be considered as a potential danger for small vertebrates.
Original publicationBiotemas 22 (2009), 1, S. 175 - 177
Subject HeadingsMimosoideae [GND]