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A quantitative review of pollination syndromes: do floral traits predict effective pollinators?
The idea of pollination syndromes has been largely discussed but no formal quantitative evaluation has yet been conducted across angiosperms. We present the first systematic review of pollinationExpand
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Evolutionary breakdown of pollination specialization in a Caribbean plant radiation.
• Ecological generalization is postulated to be the rule in plant-pollinator interactions; however, the evolution of generalized flowers from specialized ancestors has rarely been demonstrated. ThisExpand
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Evaluation of pollination syndromes in Antillean Gesneriaceae: evidence for bat, hummingbird and generalized flowers.
Summary 1. Current views about the predominance of generalization of pollination systems have stimulated controversy concerning the validity of pollination syndromes. In order to assess the extent toExpand
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Pollination ecology and breeding systems of five Gesneria species from Puerto Rico.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The genus Gesneria diversified in the Greater Antilles giving rise to various floral designs corresponding to different pollination syndromes. The goal of this study was toExpand
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Reproductive biology and nectar production of the Mexican endemic Psittacanthus auriculatus (Loranthaceae), a hummingbird-pollinated mistletoe.
Many mistletoe species produce 'bird'-pollinated flowers; however, the reproductive biology of the majority of these species has not been studied. Psittacanthus auriculatus is a Mexican endemicExpand
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Reproductive Assurance and the Evolution of Pollination Specialization
Flowers with highly specialized pollination systems sometimes have the ability to self‐pollinate, contradicting our notion that pollination specialization reflects selective pressures to ensure highExpand
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Pollen limitation and reproductive assurance in Antillean Gesnerieae: a specialists vs. generalist comparison.
Pollen limitation of female fecundity is widespread among angiosperms, a signal that pollinators frequently fail to transfer pollen to fertilize all ovules. Recent surveys have suggested that pollenExpand
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A comparison of reproductive strategies between island and mainland Caribbean Gesneriaceae
Summary The evolution of self-pollination has long been considered an adaptive strategy to cope with low or variable pollinator service; however, alternative reproductive strategies, such asExpand
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A global review of pollination syndromes: a response to ollerton et al. 2015
In a recent literature review, we demonstrated that the evolution of floral traits is driven by adaptation to the most effective pollinators. In a critique of this study, Ollerton et al. 2015 claimedExpand
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Pollination Syndromes: A Global Pattern of Convergent Evolution Driven by the Most Effective Pollinator
Convergent evolution of floral traits driven by pollinators has resulted in floral syndromes shared among different plant lineages. However, the flowers of many plant species are often visited byExpand
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