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Morphological Complexity as a Floral Signal: From Perception by Insect Pollinators to Co-Evolutionary Implications
Morphologically complex flowers are characterized by bilateral symmetry, tube-like shapes, deep corolla tubes, fused petals, and/or poricidal anthers, all of which constrain the access of insectExpand
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Senses and signals: evolution of floral signals, pollinator sensory systems and the structure of plant-pollinator interactions.
Communication of any sort is complex and communication between plants and animals is particularly so. Plant-pollinator mutualisms are amongst the most celebrated partnerships that have received aExpand
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Secondary removal of Myristica fatua (Myristicaceae) seeds by crabs in Myristica swamp forests in India
Abstract: Little is known about the role of crabs as seed dispersers and predators. Recently, there has been interest in understanding their influence on plant recruitment in coastal forests.Expand
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Spatiotemporal strategies that facilitate recruitment in a habitat specialist tree species
Species restricted to specialized, rare habitats such as Myristica fatua cannot afford to send propagules too far and risk arriving in inhospitable habitats. We followed the fate of seeds fromExpand
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Intersexual mimicry and flowering phenology facilitate pollination in a dioecious habitat specialist species, Myristica fatua (Myristicaceae)
Myristica fatua is a dioecious specialist species restricted to the endangered, freshwater Myristica swamp forests in the Western Ghats, India. Earlier studies have alluded to pollination byExpand
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Bumblebees forage on flowers of increasingly complex morphologies despite low success
Foraging bees expend considerable time and energy handling flowers that are morphologically complex (with concealed food rewards) while simple flowers (with readily available rewards) bloomExpand
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Nocturnal Bees Feed on Diurnal Leftovers and Pay the Price of Day – Night Lifestyle Transition
Bees exemplify flights under bright sunlight. A few species across bee families have evolved nocturnality, displaying remarkable adaptations to overcome limitations of their daylight-suitedExpand