This study is the first to demonstrate pollen limitation in a mass-flowering tree.
Seed production of flowering plants is influenced by water availability and pollen deposition, but is there an interaction between these factors?
Some plants tackle thieves and pollinators eating pollen by producing enough both to feed visitors and fertilise available ovules.
A recent paper highlights a critical research gap, and reveals the potential for finding new data in old places.
The consequences of delayed selfing by reproductive assurance for selection on flower size in mixed-mating species is relevant to understand the evolution of plant breeding systems.