Dispersal of chasmogamous and cleistogamous seeds in Viola hondoensis W. Backer et H. Boiss

Michiko Masuda, Tetsukazu Yahara

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To test generality of the near-and-far dispersal model proposed by Schoen and Lloyd (1984), we compared dispersal distances of cleistgamous and chasmogamous seeds of Viola hondoensis. Dispersal distance was not significantly different between cleistogamous and chasmogamous seeds, implying that the near-and-far dispersal model cannot apply to V. hondoensis. Alternatively, little pollinator availability in summer and autumn seems to be a major factor favoring facultative cleistogamy in this species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalThe Botanical Magazine Tokyo
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


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  • Plant Science

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