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Pollen Quantity and Quality as Explanations for Low Seed Set in Small Populations Exemplified by Eupatorium (Asteraceae)
Author(s): D. L. Byers
Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Article Topic(s): Rare plants,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Field,Laboratory
Species Referenced: Eupatorium perfoliatum (Common boneset),
AbstractThe effect of population size on pollen load and compatibility was studied in populations of the rare Eupatorium resinosum and the common Eupatorium perfoliatum. Hand pollination increased seed set only in a small population of E. resinosum. Compatibility was lower in the small population of E. resinosum than in either population of E. perfoliatum or the larger population of E. resinosum.
Suggested CitationD. L. Byers. "Pollen Quantity and Quality as Explanations for Low Seed Set in Small Populations Exemplified by Eupatorium (Asteraceae)." American Journal of Botany 82.8 (1995): 1000-1006.