Maytenus obtusifolia Mart. (Celastraceae): a tropical woody species in a transitional evolutionary stage of the gynodioecy–dioecy pathway

‘Gynodioecy–dioecy’ is one of the pathways by which dioecy can arise from hermaphroditism. Studies on sex determination and development of gynodioecious systems have focused on temperate and/or annual species. Little is known about the evolutionary dynamics of gynodioecy and dioecy in perennial tropical species, where these systems have more frequently… (More)