Significance of flower exploding pollination on the reproduction of the Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius (Leguminosae)

@article{Suzuki2003SignificanceOF,
  title={Significance of flower exploding pollination on the reproduction of the Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius (Leguminosae)},
  author={Nobuhiko Suzuki},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={523-532}
}
The significance of single flower visits by pollinators on the reproductive success of the Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius, with explosive flowers was investigated. Unexploded flowers (intact flowers) produced no fruit, implying that autonomous selfing and apomixis do not occur and that the explosion of flowers by insects is necessary for the fertilization of flowers. The fruit set in the natural condition was intermediate between that in artificial selfing or exploding and that in artificial… CONTINUE READING