heterostyly

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heterostyly

[‚hed·ə′räst·əl·ē]
(botany)
Condition or state of flowers having unequal styles.
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Unlike the case in many distylous species, distyly in Amsinckia is not coupled with a marked sporophytic incompatibility reaction, though there is evidence of cryptic self-incompatibility (i.
On the basis of morphological and chromosomal evidence, Ray and Chisaki (1957a) suggested that distyly has been lost independently in at least four lineages of Amsinckia.
Distyly and variation in heteromorphic incompatibility in Gaertnera vaginata (Rubiaceae) endemic to La Reunion Island.
For example, models of the evolution of distyly conflict as to whether heteromorphic incompatibility evolves before reciprocal herkogamy (Charlesworth and Charlesworth 1979) or after it (Lloyd and Webb 1992a,b).
Their work suggests that there were multiple shifts from distyly to homostyly in the genus, and they found little evidence of either great longevity of selfing lineages or speciation within these lineages.
spectabilis 5 Phylogenetic lineage Population douglasiana/gloriosa Paloma Creek Canyon Lockwood Paloma Creek Canyon New Idria spectabilis Nipomo Lompoc Lompoc 17 Alisal Slough Zmudowski State Beach Floral morphology Phylogenetic lineage Flower size Distyly douglasiana/gloriosa Large Heterostylous Large Heterostylous Small Homostylous Small Homostylous spectabilis Large Heterostylous Large Heterostylous Large Homostylous Small Homostylous Small Homostylous
We have previously explored the genetic basis of breeding-system variation, the origin of self-compatibility from distyly, and the potential for fertility assurance and its floral correlates (Shore and Barrett 1985, 1990; Barrett and Shore 1987).
On the genetic consequences of distyly and self-incompatibility in Anchusa officinalis L.