Journal: Frontiers in Plant Science

Floral mass per area and water maintenance traits are correlated with floral longevity in Paphiopedilum (Orchidaceae)

Zhang FP, Yang YJ, Yang QJ, Zhang W, Brodribb TJ, Hao GY, Hu H, Zhang SB (2017) Floral mass per area and water maintenance traits are correlated with floral longevity in Paphiopedilum (Orchidaceae). Frontiers in Plant Science 8:501

Floral longevity (FL) determines the balance between pollination success and flower maintenance. While a longer floral duration enhances the ability of plants to attract pollinators, it can be detrimental if it negatively affects overall plant fitness. Longer-lived leaves…

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