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Reproductive biology of Hechtia schottii, a dioecious Bromeliaceae, in Mexico
IVON MERCEDES RAMIREZ MORILLO
FRANCISCO CHI MAY
GERMAN CARNEVALI FERNANDEZ CONCHA
FILOGONIO MAY PAT
Acceso Abierto
Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas
HECHTIA SCHOTTII
BROMELIACEAE
REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
DIOECY
POLLINATORS
MEXICO
YUCATÁN
Hechtia schottii is a terrestrial, rosetofilous, dioecious, polycarpic succulent herb, that grows mainly in shrubby associations, and less frequently, in secondary low caducifolious forests, both on calcareous soils or limestone outcrops in Yucatan and Campeche States, Mexico. We studied phenology, floral and pollination biology, and breeding system at Calcehtok, Yucatan, during two flowering seasons. Plants bloom mainly during the dry season (November-April) and disperse seeds during the rainy season (May-October). Both floral morphs have diurnal anthesis; pollen is removed ca. 1 h after anthesis starts and both floral morphs are visited by several insect species, especially bees, but results suggest that the introduced honey bee, Apis mellifera, is the pollinator. Controlled crossings show that the species is functionally dioecious and requires to be serviced by pollinators based on fruit setting only in unassisted cross pollination crosses.
2008
Artículo
Revista de Biologia Tropical, 56(1), 279-289, 2008
Inglés
Ramírez Morillo, I. M., May, F. C., Fernández-Concha, G. C., & Pat, F. M. (2008). Reproductive biology of hechtia schottii, a dioecious Bromeliaceae, in Mexico. Revista de Biologia Tropical, 56(1), 279-289.
BIOLOGÍA Y QUÍMICA
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