Emergency fructification

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As Notfruktifikation or premature ripening in which is Botany the increased seed production in plants , particularly in trees , respectively. It takes place when certain adverse conditions such as severe drought, pollution damage or diseases occur. Often the plants sprout very strongly at the same time. The then newly emerging shoots are also known as fear drives , Notzapfen or in some tree species as water Reiser called.

This symptom is observed particularly frequently in the context of forest dieback or new types of forest damage .