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Mating system variation in hybridizing irises: effects of phenology and floral densities on family outcrossing rates
Author(s): M. B. Cruzan, J. L. Hamrick, M. L. Arnold, B. D. Bennett
Article Topic(s): Genetics,Phenology,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Wetland
Species Referenced: Iris hexagona (Dixie iris),
AbstractEstimates the frequency of outcrossing in Iris hexagona and I. fulva. Outcrossing rate estimates were relatively high for populations of both species. In I. hexagona, seeds resulting from self-pollination when more flowers were open on the same plant rather than other plants.
Suggested CitationM. B. Cruzan, J. L. Hamrick, M. L. Arnold, and B. D. Bennett. "Mating system variation in hybridizing irises: effects of phenology and floral densities on family outcrossing rates." Heredity 72 (1994): 95-105.