Pollinator response to female and male floral display in a monoecious species and its implications for the evolution of floral dimorphism.

@article{Huang2006PollinatorRT,
  title={Pollinator response to female and male floral display in a monoecious species and its implications for the evolution of floral dimorphism.},
  author={Shuang-Quan Huang and Lu-Lu Tang and J R Sun and Yang Lu},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2006},
  volume={171 2},
  pages={417-24}
}
Pollinator-mediated selection has been hypothesized as one cause of size dimorphism between female and male flowers. Flower number, ignored in studies of floral dimorphism, may interact with flower size to affect pollinator selectivity. In the present study, we explored pollinator response, and estimated pollen receipt and removal, in experimental populations of monoecious Sagittaria trifolia, in which plants were manipulated to display three, six, nine or 12 female or male flowers per plant… CONTINUE READING