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dc.contributor.authorJusaitis, M.-
dc.date.issued1994-
dc.identifier.citationHortscience, 1994; 29(2):117-119-
dc.identifier.issn0018-5345-
dc.identifier.issn2327-9834-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/78038-
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>Flowers of <jats:italic>Swainsona formosa</jats:italic> (G. Don) J. Thompson (syn. <jats:italic>Clianthus formosus)</jats:italic> developed through seven floral stages from buds to open flowers in 17 days. Floral stages were correlated with the sigmoidal growth pattern of the peduncle. Self-pollination was prevented in the species by the presence of a stigmatic cuticle that precluded pollen germination until ruptured, exposing the receptive surface below. Cuticular rupture occurred in nature during bird-pollination and was emulated manually by lightly rubbing a pollen-covered finger across the stigma. The species was self-compatible, and to ensure cross-fertilization when breeding, emasculation before anther dehiscence was essential.</jats:p>-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityManfred Jusaitis-
dc.language.isoen-
dc.publisherAmerican Society for Horticultural Science-
dc.rightsCopyright status unknown-
dc.subjectSturt’s desert pea-
dc.subjectClianthus formosus-
dc.subjectstigma-
dc.subjectpollen germination-
dc.subjectpollination-
dc.titleFloral development and breeding system of Swainsona formosa (Leguminosae)-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.doi10.21273/hortsci.29.2.117-
pubs.publication-statusPublished-
dc.identifier.orcidJusaitis, M. [0000-0002-0313-9636]-
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