A generalized pollination system in the tropics: bats, birds and Aphelandra acanthus.

  title={A generalized pollination system in the tropics: bats, birds and Aphelandra acanthus.},
  author={Nathan Muchhala and Angelica Caiza and Juan Carlos Vizuete and James D. Thomson},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={103 9},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A number of different types of flower-visiting animals coexist in any given habitat. What evolutionary and ecological factors influence the subset of these that a given plant relies on for its pollination? Addressing this question requires a mechanistic understanding of the importance of different potential pollinators in terms of visitation rate (pollinator 'quantity') and effectiveness at transferring pollen (pollinator 'quality') is required. While bat-pollinated plants… CONTINUE READING
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