A theoretical investigation of the evolution and maintenance of mirror-image flowers.

@article{Jesson2003ATI,
  title={A theoretical investigation of the evolution and maintenance of mirror-image flowers.},
  author={Linley K. JessonL.K. Jesson and Spencer C H Barrett and Troy Day},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2003},
  volume={161 6},
  pages={
          916-30
        }
}
Enantiostyly is the deflection of the female sex organ either to the left or to the right side of the floral axis, resulting in mirror-image flowers. Two types of enantiostyly occur: in monomorphic enantiostyly, individuals exhibit both flower forms, whereas in dimorphic enantiostyly, the forms occur on separate plants. Monomorphic enantiostyly is known from at least 10 families, whereas dimorphic enantiostyly is reported in only three. Phylogenetic evidence suggests that monomorphic… CONTINUE READING

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