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Autonomous selfing provides reproductive assurance in an alpine ginger Roscoea schneideriana (Zingiberaceae).
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Reproductive assurance, the ability to produce seeds when pollinators or mates are scarce, is thought to be the major advantage of selfing in flowering plants. However, few… Expand
Adaptive significance of flexistyly in Alpinia blepharocalyx (Zingiberaceae): a hand-pollination experiment.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Flexistyly is a sexual dimorphism where there are two morphs that differ in the temporal expression of sexual function and also involve reciprocal movement of the stigmatic… Expand
The Striped Squirrel (Tamiops swinhoei hainanus) as a Nectar Robber of Ginger (Alpinia kwangsiensis)
Nectar robbing by squirrels is reported for the first time in the striped squirrel (Tamiops swinhoei hainanus), which was found robbing nectar from ginger plants (Alpinia kwangsiensis) in tropical… Expand
The pollination ecology of Paraboea rufescens (Gesneriaceae): a buzz-pollinated tropical herb with mirror-image flowers.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Gesneriaceae is a pantropical plant family with over 3000 species. A great variety of pollination mechanisms have been reported for the neotropical members of the family, but the… Expand
Functional implications of the staminal lever mechanism in Salvia cyclostegia (Lamiaceae).
- B. Zhang, R. Classen-Bockhoff, Zhi-qiang Zhang, S. Sun, Yan-Jiang Luo, Q. Li
- Biology, Medicine
- Annals of botany
- 1 April 2011
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Flower morphology and inflorescence architecture affect pollinator foraging behaviour and thereby influence the process of pollination and the reproductive success of plants. This… Expand
Flowering and fruiting phenology of woody trees in the tropical-seasonal rainforest, Southwestern China
The reproductive phenology of tropical plants is potentially driven by a number of abiotic and biotic factors. However, it is still unclear as to which climatic factors and biotic interactions drive… Expand
Stigmatic behavior and the pollination biology of Alpinia kwangsiensis (Zingiberaceae)
Morphological and molecular evidence for natural hybridization in sympatric population of Roscoeahumeana and R. cautleoides (Zingiberaceae)
The sympatric occurrence of some species in Roscoea is very common, but little information is available on natural hybridization. However, some intermediate individuals were found on the sympatric… Expand
Tail-like anther crest aids pollination by manipulating pollinator’s behaviour in a wild ginger
Innovative floral organs are widely distributed taxonomically in angiosperms, and some of them are conspicuous and curious in morphology. Floral organs have long been supposed to play a crucial role… Expand
The pollination biology of Phrynium oliganthum (Marantaceae)