Distribution of flower morphs, ploidy level and sexual reproduction of the invasive weed Oxalis pes-caprae in the western area of the Mediterranean region.

@article{Castro2007DistributionOF,
  title={Distribution of flower morphs, ploidy level and sexual reproduction of the invasive weed Oxalis pes-caprae in the western area of the Mediterranean region.},
  author={Silvia Mabel Castro and Jo{\~a}o Loureiro and Conceiç{\~a}o Santos and Mohammed Ater and Garbi{\~n}e Ayensa and Luis Navarro},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={507-17}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Oxalis pes-caprae is a widespread invasive weed in regions with a Mediterranean climate. In its native habitat (southern Africa) this species has been reported as heterostylous with trimorphic flowers and a self- and morph-incompatible reproductive system. In most of the areas invaded, only a pentaploid short-styled morphotype that reproduces mainly asexually by bulbils is reported, but this has only been confirmed empirically. This study aims to analyse the floral morph… CONTINUE READING
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