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Magnitudinal asymmetries in seed production in Vaccinium corymbosum: Anomaly or not?
Author(s): S. P. V. Kloet, P. Cabilio
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Article Topic(s): Phenology, Seed collecting, Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry),
AbstractAnalyzes the number of viable seeds produced by different plants of Vaccinium corymbosum. Seeds were collected annually from 1978 to 1999 from 208 shrubs at six locations in eastern North America. Throughout the six locations, the top five percent of producers contributed 25% to total seed production. About half of the plants contributed less than 10% of the total seed production. This pattern was consistent over the years of the study. This indicates that the top seed producing plants are likely to continue to consistently produce many seeds.
Suggested CitationS. P. V. Kloet, and P. Cabilio. "Magnitudinal asymmetries in seed production in Vaccinium corymbosum: Anomaly or not?" American Midland Naturalist 163.2 (2010): 463-472.