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Morphological and functional flower characteristics of New and Old World Annonaceae with respect to their mode of pollination
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The Annonaceae show a broader flower biological radiation than originally thought, with flowers being pollinated not only by beetles, but also by thrips, flies and even bees, while no dynastid-flower relationship has evolved in Asia and Australia. Expand
Sugar and amino acid composition of ant‐attended nectar and honeydew sources from an Australian rainforest
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Comparing carbohydrates and amino acids from a representative spectrum of liquid sources used by ants in the canopy and understorey of a tropical rainforest in northern Queensland, Australia suggests variability in amino acids and carbohydrates is proposed to play a key role in ant preferences and nutrition. Expand
Flower scent composition in night-flowering Silene species (Caryophyllaceae)
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Floral scent of 13 night-flowering Silene species was collected by headspace adsorption and analysed via gas chromatography and mass spectrometry and the results conform most strongly with the findings in other night-blooming and/or moth-pollinated flowers. Expand
Pollen grain numbers, ovule numbers and pollen-ovule ratios in Caryophylloideae: correlation with breeding system, pollination, life form, style number, and sexual system
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The low P/Os of some dioecious, and therefore obligate outcrossing, species are discussed in relation to morphological traits that improve pollen deposition by pollinators on the stigma, and in connection to different flower numbers of male and female plants. Expand
Some pollination strategies in neotropical savannas and forests
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Evaluated trends of pollination strategies in neotropical savannas and forests suggest parallel modifications of the basic ornithophilous flower principle can be traced in different groups of theMalvaceae. Expand
Flowers and beetles in the South American tropics
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Although belonging to widely separate systematic groups, Annona flowers and Philodendron inflorescences have a similar pollination biology, which indicates that their adaptations to beetles are the result of convergent evolutionary developments. Expand
Reproduction and Pollination in Central European Populations of Silene and Saponaria Species
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With the exception of Saponaria officinalis and S. noctiflora, all species were regularly visited and pollinated by crepuscular and nocturnal moths and hawkmoths, but only one species, S. alba, was exclusivelypollinated by these night-active insects. Expand
Pollination and evolution in neotropical Annonaceae
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The neotropical Annonaceae as a whole may have started as a group pollinated by sucking and polleneating Thysanoptera and non-destructive beetle groups and, for a few species, pollination by flies is suspected. Expand
Seed dispersal by fish in the inundated regions of Humaita, Amazonia.
UNIV ESTADUAL PAULISTA JULIO MESQUITA FILHO,FAC CIENCIAS MED & BIOL BOTUCATU,DEPT BOT,BR-18610 BOTUCATU,SP,BRAZIL
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