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Title: Demographic constraints in three populations of Lobelia boykinii, a rare wetland endemic

Author: Royo, Alejandro A.; Bates, Ramona M.; Lacey, Elizabeth P.;

Date: 2008

Source: Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 135(2): 189-199.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)


Knowledge about the factors restricting reproduction in many rare wetland plant species is limited. One such species is Lobelia boykinii. We conducted a study of L. boykinii to determine which factors most influence its reproductive success. We examined the species’ breeding system, population dynamics, degree of pollen limitation, importance of sexual versus asexual reproduction, and the role of fungal and herbivore damage on fruit production in three Carolina bay populations in North Carolina.

Keywords: breeding system, Carolina bays, demography, endemic, flowering phenology, fungal infection, Lobelia boykinii, pollen limitation, rare plant

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Royo, Alejandro A.; Bates, Ramona M.; Lacey, Elizabeth P. 2008. Demographic constraints in three populations of Lobelia boykinii, a rare wetland endemic


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