Percent of angiosperms species that are dioecious

Value 6 %
Organism Plants
Reference Otto SP, Whitton J. Polyploid incidence and evolution. Annu Rev Genet. 2000 34: 401-437.PubMed ID11092833
Primary Source Renner SS, Ricklefs RE. 1995. Dioecy and its correlates in the flowering plants. Am. J. Bot. 82: 596–606
Method (Primary source): Researchers report results of a categorical multivariate analysis of the strengths of various associations of dioecy with other traits over all flowering plants
Comments Seven percent of angiosperm genera (959 of 13,500) contain at least some dioecious species, and ~6% of angiosperm species (14,620 of 240,000) are dioecious. The most consistent associations in the data set relate the presence of dioecy to monoecy, wind or water pollination, and climbing growth.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105422