Facilitated selfing offers reproductive assurance: a mutualism between a hemipteran and carnivorous plant.

Abstract

Reproductive assurance is frequently used to explain the evolution of selfing but has become controversial from lack of evidence. We studied the pollination system of the near carnivorous plant genus Roridula and showed that reproductive assurance is important in this system. Hemipterans have a digestive mutualism with Roridula and have been implicated in… (More)
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.90.7.1009

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