Inflorescence architecture and wind pollination in six grass species

  title={Inflorescence architecture and wind pollination in six grass species},
  author={Jannice Friedman and Lawrence D. Harder},
  journal={Functional Ecology},
Summary 1. Inflorescence architecture and floral morphology vary extensively within the Poaceae, but the functional significance of this variation remains largely unknown. As grasses are wind-pollinated, their inflorescence diversity probably reflects alternate solutions to manipulating airstreams to enhance pollen export and import. We tested this hypothesis with two field experiments that contrasted pollen removal and receipt by compact and diffuse inflorescences. 2. In the ‘aggregation… 

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