Micro-environment conditions, mycorrhizal symbiosis, and seed germination in Cypripedium candidum: strategies for conservation

Cypripedium candidum Muhl. ex Willd. (White Lady’s Slipper), a terrestrial northern United States / southern Canada prairie orchid, reproduces both by seed and adventitious buds from older roots and rhi- zomes. To determine the pollination effects of diverse prairie micro-environments caused by com-...

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Autor Principal: Wake, Carol
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/lankesteriana/article/view/19614
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21231
Sumario: Cypripedium candidum Muhl. ex Willd. (White Lady’s Slipper), a terrestrial northern United States / southern Canada prairie orchid, reproduces both by seed and adventitious buds from older roots and rhi- zomes. To determine the pollination effects of diverse prairie micro-environments caused by com- peting foliage, particularly with respect to height and density of surrounding flora, ovary development (pollination success) versus ovary abortion (no pol- lination) was recorded for every flower in three diverse populations in eastern South Dakota, USA.