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Pollinator-mediated isolation in sympatric milkweeds (Asclepias): do floral morphology and insect behavior influence species boundaries?
Author(s): S. Kephart and K. Theiss
Journal: New Phytologist
Article Topic(s): Pollination,Genetics
Research Setting(s): Garden
Species Referenced: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed),
AbstractResearches the role of pollination in maintaining barriers among three species of Asclepias that co-occur. A mechanical isolation between A. syriaca and the other two species was detected. More research is needed to determine barriers in species visited by generalists.
Suggested CitationS. Kephart and K. Theiss. "Pollinator-mediated isolation in sympatric milkweeds (Asclepias): do floral morphology and insect behavior influence species boundaries?" New Phytologist 161.1 (2004): 265-277.