Université de Fribourg

Limited pollen flow and high selfing rates toward geographic range limit in an Atlantic forest bromeliad

Matos, Gecele ; Palma-Silva, Clarisse ; Bodanese-Zanettini, Maria Helena ; Lexer, Christian ; Bered, Fernanda

In: Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 2015, vol. 211, p. 1–10

Bromeliaceae is a Neotropical family that evolved ecological key innovations in association with extensive adaptive radiation. Its species present a variety of different mating system strategies varying within and among species, within genera and subfamilies. Also, species with a wide geographical range can display large variation in mating system, reproductive success and genetic diversity. Here...