publication . Article . 2011

Reproductive biology of Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth (Fabaceae) = Biologia reprodutiva de Bowdichia virgilioides Kunth (Fabaceae)

André Luiz Gomes da Silva; Samyra Ramos Chaves; Jéfferson Mesquita Brito;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2011 Journal: Acta Scientiarum : Biological Sciences (issn: 1679-9283, eissn: 1807-863X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Maringá
The aim of this study was to investigate the reproductive biology of Bowdichia virgilioides in an area of Cerrado (Brazilian Savanna). The study was carried out in Chapadinha, State of Maranhão in northeastern Brazil. Bowdichia virgilioides has cornucopia flowering and annual pattern. Flowering occurred at the beginning of the dry season, between June and August; and fruiting in the middle of this season, between July and October. The anthesis of B. virgilioides is diurnal, and the main flower resource is the nectar. During the flower opening, the anthers becomes dehiscent and thus pollen grains are deposited at the stigma, promoting automatic selfpollination. T...
free text keywords: breeding system, Cerrado, pollination, reproductive success, sistema de reprodução, Cerrado, polinização, sucesso reprodutivo, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Microbiology, QR1-502
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