ln the safflower seed setting may occur naturally by autopollination, but it is known that the outcome of autopollination caused by in sect s' visits on flowers, especially those of honeybees, is setting of more seeds of which size and weight are smaller and oil content higher. Allogamy provides also a germination energy much greater without changing the ultimate germination rate or germination capacity.
Barbier, E., "Pollinisation Du Carthame (Carthamus Tinctorius L.) Ses effets Sur La Formation Et La Germination Des Semences" (1976). An. Paper 212.
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