by Jonathan T.D. Finch, Sally A. Power, Justin A. Welbergen and James M. Cook
|A) The “coffee bush” Breynia
(Phyllanthaceae) in Richmond, NSW, Australia
B) female flowers C) male flowers with
enclosed stigmas and D) mature fruits.
We performed a flower-bagging experiment to test if the unisexual flowers of Breynia oblongifolia (Phyllanthaceae) could set fruit in the absence of its highly specialised seed-eating moth pollinators. Surprisingly, many bagged female flowers developed fruits, suggesting apomixis.
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Read the scientific publication in JPE.
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