Abstract Detail

Reproductive Processes

Glass , Patrick Xavier [1], Krakos, Kyra [2].

The pollination system of Penstemon cobaea in a glade population.

Reproductive ecology of a flowering species can vary over time. This study focuses on shifts in the reproductive ecology of a glade population of Pentstemon cobaea over a 20-year span. We collected morphological and current pollination data and compared it with earlier data sets. We tested for pollen limitation. This study found the main pollinator has remained consistent over 20 years and P. cobaea is not currently pollen limited. This stability of pollination system is unusual for a native species in a shifting environment.

1 - Maryville University, Arts and Sciences , 16874 Hickory Crest Drive, Wildwood, MO, 63011, United States
2 - Maryville University, Biology, 650 Maryville University, St Louis, MO, 63141, United States

Pollination biology.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Reproductive Processes
Location: Grand Ballroom - Exhibit Hall/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2018
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PRP004
Abstract ID:246
Candidate for Awards:None

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