Demographic constraints in three populations of Lobelia boykinii, a rare wetland endemic
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Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society. 135(2): 189-199.
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.
Keywordsbreeding system; Carolina bays; demography; endemic; flowering phenology; fungal infection; Lobelia boykinii; pollen limitation; rare plant
Royo, Alejandro A.; Bates, Ramona M.; Lacey, Elizabeth P. 2008. Demographic constraints in three populations of Lobelia boykinii, a rare wetland endemic