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- Pan, Bo-Rong, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Nordic journal of botany 2010 v.28 no.4 pp. 438
- Eremosparton; Megachile; NPK fertilizers; abortion (plants); deblossoming; deserts; foraging; fruit set; mating systems; nutrient availability; ovules; pods; pollen; pollination; pollinators; seed set; stigma
- ... Eremosparton songoricum (Litv.) Vass. is a rare, central Asian desert species which shows lower fruit set and seed set (<16%) than most hermaphroditic species. We hypothesized that fruit production was limited by pollen and resources. To evaluate potential fruit abortion due to pollen limitation, supplemental hand-pollination was undertaken, the mating system was investigated and the foraging beha ...