Limitations to Reproductive Success in the Dioecious Tree Rhamnus davurica

  title={Limitations to Reproductive Success in the Dioecious Tree Rhamnus davurica},
  author={Juan Wang and Chunyu Zhang and Xiuhai Zhao and Klaus von Gadow},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The reproductive success of a female plant in a dioecious species may be affected by pollen limitation and resource limitation. This study presents evidence that the reproductive success of the dioecious understorey tree species, Rhamnus davurica, is affected by the distance to the nearest male. The sex ratios were female-biased, although showing fluctuations in the three years of conducting the study. The mortality rate of females was higher than that of males indicating a trade-off between… CONTINUE READING


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