Plant Species Biology

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Edited By: Masashi Ohara

Impact Factor: 1.283

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 93/136 (Ecology); 100/197 (Plant Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1442-1984

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Invited Article
Consequences of forest fragmentation in an understory plant community: extensive range expansion of native dwarf bamboo
Hiroshi Tomimatsu et al.

Plant Species Biology Best Paper Award
PSB anually selects excellent papers with scientific importance.

The 2009 Awardee is: Discovery of male sterile plants and their contrasting occurrence between self-compatible and self-incompatible populations of the hermaphroditic perennial Trillium camschatcense
Shosei Kubota and Masashi Ohara

All contents published in 2009 are freely accessible.
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Top Articles

Taxonomy, anatomy and evolution of physical dormancy in seeds
Jerry M. Baskin, Carol C. Baskin, Xiaojie Li1

Heterostyly and the possibility of its breakdown by polyploidization
Akiyo Naiki

Smoke as a germination cue
Johannes Van Staden, Neville A. C. Brown, Anna K. Jäger, Tafline A. Johnson

Biotic versus abiotic pollination in Oeceoclades maculata (Lindl.) Lindl. (Orchidaceae)
João M.R.B.V. Aguiar, Ludmila M. Pansarin, James D. Ackerman, Emerson R. Pansarin

Pollination biology of Lilium japonicum var. abeanum and var. japonicum: evidence of adaptation to the different availability of diurnal and nocturnal pollinators
Shizuka Yokota, Tetsukazu Yahara

*Data correct as of 3rd January 2013