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Do floral herbivores respond to variation in flower characteristics in Gelsemium sempervirens (Loganiaceae), a distylous vine?

Author(s): L. M. Leege and L. M. Wolfe

Month: Aug
Year: 2002

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 89
Issue: 8
Pages: 1270-1274

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Morphology
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine),

Abstract

Examines the relationship between floral characteristics and floral herbivory in Gelsemium spemervirens. This species has two floral morphs, long-styled (female) and short-styled (male). Short-styled flowers had more damage to stamens while long-styled flowers had more damage to pistils. Differential herbivory by floral morph may affect fitness.

Suggested Citation

L. M. Leege and L. M. Wolfe. "Do floral herbivores respond to variation in flower characteristics in Gelsemium sempervirens (Loganiaceae), a distylous vine?" American Journal of Botany 89.8 (2002): 1270-1274.

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