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Effect of Defoliation on Gender Expression and Fruit-Set in Passiflora incarnata
Author(s): E. E. Spears and P. G. May
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Pollination
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Passiflora incarnata (Purple passionflower),
AbstractExamines the effects of defoliation on fruit set and gender expression in Passiflora incarnata. Flowers were sensitive to defoliation at any stage before anthesis, although fruit set in hermaphroditic flowers was not affected by defoliation. The characteristic of changing gender expression in P. incarnata seems to be an adaptation to fluctuation resources at a fine scale.
Suggested CitationE. E. Spears and P. G. May. "Effect of Defoliation on Gender Expression and Fruit-Set in Passiflora incarnata." American Journal of Botany 75.12 (1988): 1842-1847.