Reproduction and hybridization in Celastrus scandens and C. orbiculatus at the Indiana Dunes National Park

  • David Nouya Zaya (Creator)
  • Stacey A. Leicht-Young (Creator)
  • Noel B. Pavlovic (Creator)
  • Mary V. Ashley (Creator)



These data are from an observational study and small experiment investigating reproductive biology and hybridization between two plants, Celastrus scandens L. and Celastrus orbiculatus Thunb. (Celastraceae). These data were collected during the 2008 growing season from the Indiana Dunes National Park (formerly Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore), just east of the municipality of Ogden Dunes, Indiana, USA. The five data files provide information on floral output of the two species, fertilization rate, fruit set rate, hybridization rate at two scales (individual flowers in both species, individual maternal plants in C. scandens), and the results of a hand-pollination experiment that exchanged pollen between the two species.

There are six data files associated with this submission, five data files in comma-separated values format and one text file (‘readme.txt’) that includes detailed explanations of the data files.
Date made availableJun 6 2020
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


  • hybridization
  • hand pollination
  • Celastrus
  • heterospecific pollen
  • invasive species

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