heterostyly


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heterostyly

[‚hed·ə′räst·əl·ē]
(botany)
Condition or state of flowers having unequal styles.
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Particularly strong in this regard are the three studies that Darwin took up in the wake of the publication of On the Origin of Species: pollination, heterostyly, and carnivorous plants (Kohn, 2005), studies that originated as investigations of plants he saw while out for a walk.
Heterostyly, population composition, and pollen flow in Hedyotis caerulea.
Heterostyly, homostyly and fecundity in Amsinckia spectabilis (Boraginaceae).
homotropicum is not controlled by the same alleles as the heterostyly in F.
The actual extent of geitonogamy depends on a complex array of factors, including the length of a pollinator visitation sequence, the number of flowers available on a plant, the presence of floral rewards, structural mechanisms such as heterostyly, and the extent of pollen carryover, which is the fraction of the pollen load carried over from one flower to the next in a foraging sequence (Geber 1985, de Jong et al.
Modern Decodon and Lythrum depend on pollinator intervention via heterostyly to promote outcrossing.
Genetic and cytological studies of compatibility in relation to heterostyly in common buckwheat, Fagopyrum sagittatum.
Heterostyly and microgametophytic selection: the effect of pollen competition on sporophytic vigor in two distylous species.
The effectiveness of heterostyly in preventing illegitimate pollination in dish-shaped flowers.
On the basis of nutlet characteristics, floral venation and pigmentation, and the presence of heterostyly, C.
or heterostyly (see the section on "Heterostyly and Pollen