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Floral polymorphy and amphimictic breeding systems in Ruellia caroliniensis (Acanthaceae)

Author(s): R. W. Long

Year: 1971

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 58
Issue: 6
Pages: 525-531

Article Topic(s): Ecotype, Morphology, Phenology, Pollination, Provenance, Taxonomy
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Ruellia caroliniensis (Carolina wild petunia),


Investigates the floral morphology and breeding systems of Ruellia caroliniensis. There are six different functional floral morphs. The plants are self-compatible and the resulting fruits and seeds are usually normal.

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R. W. Long. "Floral polymorphy and amphimictic breeding systems in Ruellia caroliniensis (Acanthaceae)." American Journal of Botany 58.6 (1971): 525-531.

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