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The effect of petal size manipulation on pollinator/seed-predator mediated female reproductive success of Hibiscus moscheutos
Author(s): H. Kudoh and D. F. Whigham
Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Pollination,Seed increase,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse
Species Referenced: Hibiscus moscheutos (Crimson-eyed rose-mallow),
AbstractResearches the effects of removing petals of Hibiscus moscheutos on pollination and reproductive success. Pollinators ignored flowers without petals. However, there was no difference in pollination between flowers with petals and those with 50% of petals removed. One of two seed predators responded to petal size, and higher densities of larval predators reduced seed set.
Suggested CitationH. Kudoh and D. F. Whigham. "The effect of petal size manipulation on pollinator/seed-predator mediated female reproductive success of Hibiscus moscheutos." Oecologia 117.1-2 (1998): 70-79.