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Protandry, Incompatibility, and Secondary Pollen Presentation in Cephalanthus occidentalis (Rubiaceae)

Author(s): F. M. Imbert and J. H. Richards

Month: Apr
Year: 1993

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 80
Issue: 4
Pages: 395-404

Article Topic(s): Pollination,Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Common buttonbush),

Abstract

Describes the floral morphology, phenology, and self-incompatibility in Cephelanthus occidentalis. Fruit set in cross-pollinated plants was 92% compared to 12% in self-pollinated plants. This species is both self-incompatible (preventing fertilization from self pollen) and protandrous (removing self pollen from an unreceptive stigma).

Suggested Citation

F. M. Imbert and J. H. Richards. "Protandry, Incompatibility, and Secondary Pollen Presentation in Cephalanthus occidentalis (Rubiaceae)." American Journal of Botany 80.4 (1993): 395-404.

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