Determinants of gender in Jack-in-the-pulpit: the influence of plant size and reproductive history

@article{Bierzychudek1984DeterminantsOG,
  title={Determinants of gender in Jack-in-the-pulpit: the influence of plant size and reproductive history},
  author={Paulette Bierzychudek},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1984},
  volume={65},
  pages={14-18}
}
Jack-in-the-pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum, is a perennial forest herb with the ability to change sex. At two sites in upstate New York, plant sex was correlated with plant size: males were smaller than females, nonflowering plants were smaller than males. Changes in plant size were accompanied by changes in sex. Sex change occurred quite frequently; at one site, 8% of nonflowering plants, 64% of males, and 63% of females changed their sex from one season to the next. The probability that a plant… CONTINUE READING
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