Evolutionary Ecology

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 245–248

Optimal flower lifetimes

  • Eric L. Charnov

DOI: 10.1007/BF01237682

Cite this article as:
Charnov, E.L. Evol Ecol (1996) 10: 245. doi:10.1007/BF01237682


ESS floral lifetimes satisfy the product theorem from sex allocation theory. The dimensionless time investment per flower is a symmetric function of two dimensionless gain : cost ratios, one for each gender function.


dimensional analysislife-history theorysex allocationdimensionless variablespollination

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric L. Charnov
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  1. 1.Department of Biology University of Utah Salt Lake CityUSA