Unusual reproductive phenology

April 25, 2016

Kristel Schoonderwoerd

Unusual reproductive phenology

Kristel Schoonderwoerd and William (Ned) Friedman closely examined the timing and morphology of ovule and seed development in Franklinia alatamaha. They found a very unusual situation. The zygote undergoes dormancy shortly after fertilization until the following growing season. Seed development is completed an entire year after fertilization has occurred. The results are published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. abstract »