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Asynchronous Diversification in a Specialized Plant-Pollinator Mutualism
Insect sensory biases played a major role in driving reproductive adaptations in flowering plants. Most flowering plants establish mutualistic associations with insect pollinators to facilitateExpand
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THE POTENTIAL SEED PRODUCTIVITY OF ORCHID FLOWERS AND
1 ABSTRACT: The relationships between potential seed productivity, pollinia structure, methods of pollen reception, the sizes of. the stigma, and the visitation frequency of orchid flowers wereExpand
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Anthecology in the Neotropical Genus Anthurium (Araceae): A Preliminary Report
The pollination strategies of Anthurium (Araceae) were investigated in the field in Ecuador. Three different pollinator types (viz., Cecidomyiidae, Drosophilidae and Euglossini) were observed in wildExpand
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A New Type of Floral Oil from Malpighia coccigera (Malpighiaceae) and Chemical Considerations on the Evolution of Oil Flowers
New, partially acetylated dihydroxy fatty acids could be identified in the floral oil of Malpighia coccigera (Malpighiaceae): 7‐OAc,3‐OH 20 : 0, 7‐OAc,3‐OH 22 : 0, 9‐OAc,3‐OH 22 : 0, 9‐OAc,5‐OH 22 :Expand
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The genus Coryanthes: a paradygm in ecology
Desde la epoca de Darwin, la biologia de polinizacion de Coryanthes fascino a los naturalistas, pero no solo con este fenomeno este genero sorprende a sus observadores. Dr. Cruger, el director delExpand
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Floral elaiophores in Lockhartia Hook. (Orchidaceae: Oncidiinae): their distribution, diversity and anatomy.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A significant proportion of orchid species assigned to subtribe Oncidiinae produce floral oil as a food reward that attracts specialized bee pollinators. This oil is producedExpand
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GENERIC RELATIONSHIPS OF ZYGOPETALINAE (ORCHIDACEAE: CYMBIDIEAE): COMBINED MOLECULAR EVIDENCE
The phylogenetic relationships of the orchid subtribe Zygopetalinae were evaluated using parsimony analyses of combined DNA sequence data of nuclear ITS 1 and 2 (including the 5.8s region andExpand
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Non-volatile floral oils of Diascia spp. (Scrophulariaceae).
The floral oils of Diascia purpurea, Diascia vigilis, Diascia cordata, Diascia megathura, Diascia integerrima and Diascia barberae (Scrophulariaceae) were selectively collected from trichomeExpand
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Andean Mountain Building Did not Preclude Dispersal of Lowland Epiphytic Orchids in the Neotropics
The Andean uplift is one of the major orographic events in the New World and has impacted considerably the diversification of numerous Neotropical lineages. Despite its importance for biogeography,Expand
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