Floral development of Sinningia leucotricha (Hoehne) Moore (Rainha-do-abismo)

Vera Lúcia Iuchi, Luiz Carlos Lopes

Abstract


Sinningia leucotricha (Hoehne) Moore (rainha-do-abismo) flowers in differents stages of development were utilized for measurements, description and photographic documentation. ln assays of crossing the "Queen of Abyss" flowers must to be emasculate with 3 cm (stage 3) of length when the anthers are closed, without risk of autopollination. The flowers exhibit a protandric dichogamy as severe than difficultated the self - fertilization, but don't impede totally.

Keywords


floral biology, dichogamy



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