Plant Reproduction collection

The intent of this collection is to collate recent studies published in PSE that enhance our understanding of the diversity in flowering plant reproductive traits and patterns as well as their systematic importance. Anyone you share the following links with will be able to read this content:

Diurnal versus nocturnal pollinators and the effect of anthesis onset on the reproductive success of Agarista revoluta (Ericaceae)  
Marina M. Moreira, Amanda S. Miranda, Bárbara de Sá-Haiad, Lygia R. Santiago-Fernandes & Heloisa A. de Lima

Variation and evolutionary transformation of some characters of the pollinarium and pistil in Epidendroideae (Orchidaceae)
Hilda R. Mosquera-Mosquera, Rosa M. Valencia-Barrera & Carmen Acedo

Spontaneous caudicle reconfiguration in Dactylorhiza fuchsii: A new self-pollination mechanism for Orchideae
Izabela Tałałaj, Jarosław Kotowicz, Emilia Brzosko, Beata Ostrowiecka, Olgierd Aleksandrowicz & Ada Wróblewska

Study of the reproductive biology of an Amazonian Heterotaxis (Orchidaceae) demonstrates the collection of resin-like material by stingless bees
Amauri H. Krahl, Ana S. S. de Holanda, Dayse R. P. Krahl, Maria E. P. Martucci, Leonardo Gobbo-Neto, Antonio C. Webber & Emerson R. Pansarin

The transition to selfing in Azorean Tolpis (Asteraceae)
Daniel J. Crawford, Mónica Moura, Lurdes Borges Silva, Mark E. Mort, Benjamin Kerbs, Hanno Schaefer & John K. Kelly

Beyond taxonomy: anther skirt is a diagnostic character that provides specialized noctuid pollination in Marsdenia megalantha (Asclepiadoideae–Apocynaceae)
Arthur Domingos-Melo, Tarcila L. Nadia, Ana P. Wiemer, Andrea A. Cocucci & Isabel C. Machado

Comparative pollen–pistil interactions and insect pollination in two Hypoxis species (Hypoxidaceae) in China and North America
Zong-Xin Ren, Peter Bernhardt, Retha Edens-Meier, Justin Zweck, Mike Arduser, Hai-Dong Li & Hong Wang

Pollination biology and breeding system in five nocturnal species of Oenothera (Onagraceae): reproductive assurance and opportunities for outcrossing
Sebastian Antoń & Bożena Denisow

Short-distance pollen dispersal in a protogynous Annonaceae tree species from the Brazilian Cerrado
Edivaldo B. de Almeida-Júnior, Rosane G. Collevatti, Mariana P. de C. Telles, Lázaro J. Chaves, Deisiany F. Neres & Thannya N. Soares

Structure and ultrastructure of floral nectaries of two Opuntia species (Cactaceae) in relation to their floral visitors
Juan I. Agüero, Beatriz G. Galati & Juan P. Torretta

Pollen flow and pollinator sharing among synchronopatric species of Psychotria (Rubiaceae)
José N. Mesquita-Neto, João P. R. Borges, Túlio F. F. de Sá, Tamara P. de Oliveira Teixeira, Indiara N. M. Ferreira, Marco T. R. Furtado, Hélder Consolaro & Edivani V. Franceschinelli

The floral organogenesis of Koelreuteria bipinnata and its variety K. bipinnata var. integrifolia (Sapindaceae): evidence of floral constraints on the evolution of monosymmetry
Limin Cao, Jianhui Liu, Qiong Lin & Louis P. Ronse De Craene

Comparative studies on petals structure, micromorphology and ultrastructure in two species of Stephania (Menispermaceae)
Qiao-juan Wang, Xiao-ling Yan, Liang Zhao, Xiao-hui Zhang & Yi Ren

The unusual gynoecium structure and extragynoecial pollen-tube pathway in Phytolacca (Phytolaccaceae)
Qi Zhang, Lan-Jie Huang & Xiao-Fan Wang

Scent emissions and floral nutrients of Carludovicoideae (Cyclanthaceae) and their importance for associated beetles
Holger Teichert, Stefan Dötterl & Gerhard Gottsberger

Floral development in Thermopsis turcica, an unusual multicarpellate papilionoid legume
Andrey A. Sinjushin, Dilek Tekdal, Cem Ciftci & Selim Cetiner

Sexual dimorphism in a gynodioecious species, Aruncus aethusifolius (Rosaceae)
Min-Kyeong Oak, Jun-Ho Song & Suk-Pyo Hong

Re-evaluation of generic characters for Blinkworthia (Convolvulaceae) based on morphology and reproductive organ development
Pantamith Rattanakrajang, Paweena Traiperm & George W. Staples

Dynamic changes in insoluble polysaccharides and neutral lipids in the developing anthers of an endangered plant species, Pancratium maritimum
Sevil Tütüncü Konyar

Unusual diversity of apomictic mechanisms in a species of Miconia, Melastomataceae
Ana Paula S. Caetano, Priscila A. Cortez, Simone P. Teixeira, Paulo E. Oliveira & Sandra M. Carmello-Guerreiro

Floral development of Gonocaryum with emphasis on the gynoecium
Dong-Rui Kong, Melanie Schori, Lu Li & Hua Peng

Pollination of the “carrion flowers” of an African stapeliad (Ceropegia mixta: Apocynaceae): the importance of visual and scent traits for the attraction of flies
Marc du Plessis, Steven D. Johnson, Susan W. Nicolson, Peter V. Bruyns & Adam Shuttleworth

Bow to the middle: reproductive system and style behaviour of Tococa guianensis, a widespread Melastomataceae from the Neotropics
João C. F. Cardoso, Filipe F. de Deus, Simone C. S. Silva & Paulo E. Oliveira

Evolutionary correlation between floral monosymmetry and corolla pigmentation patterns in Rhododendron
Eapsa Berry, Shiva K. Sharma, Maharaj K. Pandit & R. Geeta

Elaiophores in three Neotropical Malpighiaceae species: a comparative study
Clivia C. F. Possobom & Silvia R. Machado