Differences in pollination syndromes and the frequency of autonomous delayed selfing between co-flowering Hibiscus in Kenya
Carlos Ruiz-Guajardo et al.
dehisced Hibiscus aponeurus flower
with orange pollen grains in some stigmas.
Many plant species have mixed mating systems and
shift between producing outcrossed or self-fertilised seeds. Although selfing
can reduce genetic variability and lead to the loss of adaptive potential, when
potential mates are present at low densities, or when pollination rates are low
due to the decline of suitable pollinators, self-fertilisation can provide
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