Intraseasonal variation in seed production among flowers and plants of Thalictrum thalictroides ( Ranunculaceae).

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Mean seed number and percent seed set were lower in flowers open late in the season than in those open earlier. The lower percent seed set occurs primarily in flowers that are positioned laterally on the inflorescence and which open later than center flowers. Plants flowering early in the season produce more flowers, ovules and seeds than those flowering later. Mean percent seed set per plant did not change, however, indicating that temporal differences in total seed output can be traced largely to variation in total ovule number. Seed production may be limited by lack of pollination during periods of inclement weather. At least late in the season, seed output may also be resource-limited. -from Authors

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lubbers, AE; Christensen, NL

Published Date

  • January 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 190 - 203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9122

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2307/2444172

Citation Source

  • Scopus