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Tests of Two Hypotheses Concerning Pollen Competition in a Self-Compatible, Long-Styled Species (Lobelia cardinalis: Lobeliaceae)
Author(s): M. O. Johnston
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Pollination,Genetics
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
Species Referenced: Lobelia cardinalis (Cardinal flower),
AbstractExamines the effects of combining self and outcross pollen and applying them simultaneously to stigmas of Lobelia cardinalis. Pollen donors were competitively indistinguishable in at least half of the maternal parents. Sexual selection seems to occur pre- rather than post-pollination.
Suggested CitationM. O. Johnston. "Tests of Two Hypotheses Concerning Pollen Competition in a Self-Compatible, Long-Styled Species (Lobelia cardinalis: Lobeliaceae)." American Journal of Botany 80.12 (1993): 1400-1406.