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Protandry, Incompatibility, and Secondary Pollen Presentation in Cephalanthus occidentalis (Rubiaceae)
Author(s): F. M. Imbert and J. H. Richards
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Pollination,Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Cephalanthus occidentalis (Common buttonbush),
AbstractDescribes 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 CitationF. 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.