D³ database

Welcome to our database on seed dispersal

The D³ Database provides information that is related to seed dispersal of plant species. Currently, the database covers more than 5 000 taxa (trait coverage see Further Information) and comprises

  • images of diaspores (= dispersal unit), fruits, seeds, and infructescences,
  • heritable traits related to seed dispersal,
  • ranking indices that allow an assessment how well a species is adapted to a certain seed dispersal mode (e.g. wind dispersal) in relation to a larger species set, and
  • information from literature on seed dispersal.


See Further information to get more information about traits and ranking indices.


Furthermore, in the Download area the scientific article within a dataset of 2,662 Central European taxa is freely available.



To access the data of our database you have to perform the following steps:

  • Login (If you have no account yet, please register here.)
  • Select traits
  • Select taxa
  • Show results