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Pollinator responses to variation in floral display and flower size in dioecious Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae)
Author(s): M. Glaettli, S. C. H. Barrett
Journal: New Phytologist
Article Topic(s): Pollination
Research Setting(s): Field
Species Referenced: Sagittaria latifolia (Broadleaf arrowhead),
AbstractEvaluates the effects of display and size of male and female Sagittaria latifolia flowers on pollination. Increasing flower size resulted in increased pollinator visitation, regardless of flower sex. The number of insect visits per flower decreased with increasing floral display in males but remained constant in females. The authors conclude that larger flowers are advantageous to both males and females.
Suggested CitationM. Glaettli, and S. C. H. Barrett. "Pollinator responses to variation in floral display and flower size in dioecious Sagittaria latifolia (Alismataceae)." New Phytologist 179.4 (2008): 1193-1201.