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Un híbrido espontáneo entre Aristolochia gorgona y A. grandiflora (Aristolochiaceae)
A spontaneous hybrid between Aristolochia gorgona and A. grandiflora appeared at Lankester Botanical Garden, Costa Rica, where plants of both species were cultivated in close proximity. This indicates that geographic ...
Population and genetic structure of two dioecious timber species Virola surinamensis and Virola koschnyi (Myristicaceae) in southwestern Costa Rica
Selective logging regulations generally fail to account for sex ratios, sex size distribution, spatial patterns and genetic structure in dioecious timber species. Furthermore, sympatric congeneric dioecious tropical species ...
Lack of early inbreeding depression and distribution of selfing rates in the neotropical emergent tree Ceiba pentandra: Assessment from several reproductive events
Premise of the study: Selfing and mixed mating systems are prevalent in many flowering plants. Purging of genetic load can occur in these species, reducing negative effects of selfing. Long‐term studies of the temporal and ...
Neither insects nor wind: ambophily in dioecious Chamaedorea palms (Arecaceae)
Pollination of Neotropical dioecious trees is commonly related to generalist insects. Similar data for non‐tree species with separated genders are inconclusive. Recent studies on pollination of dioecious Chamaedorea palms ...
Genetic Diversity and Spatial Genetic Structure of an Epiphytic Bromeliad in Costa Rican Montane Secondary Forest Patches
Information on genetic variation and its distribution in tropical plant populations relies mainly on studies of ground‐rooted species, while genetic information of epiphytic plants is still limited. Particularly, the effect ...
Pollen load size, reproductive success and progeny kinship of natural pollinated flowers of the tropical dry forest tree, Pachira quinata (Bombacaceae)
Several studies have demonstrated, using controlled pollinations, that the number and identity of pollen grains deposited onto a flower's stigma affect the reproductive success of plants. However, few studies have shown ...
Estado actual del banco de germoplasma de Pejibaye en la Estación Experimental Los Diamantes, Costa Rica
Current status of the peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) germoplasm bank, Guapiles, Costa Rica.
The objective of this study was to determine the current status of the peach palm germoplasm bank at Los Diamantes Experimental Station (BGPLD). Lost accessions were quantified and missing passport data for the remaining ...
Vestiges of an orb-weaving ancestor? The “biogenetic law” and ontogenetic changes in the webs and building behavior of the black widow spider Latrodectus geometricus (Araneae Theridiidae)
Young juveniles of L. geometricus fit the strong trend for “ontogeny to repeat phylogeny” previously documented in other web-building spiders; younger spiders were less likely to build the derived silk retreats that occur ...