Dark purple nectar as a foraging signal in a bird-pollinated Himalayan plant.

Abstract

• Some plants secrete coloured nectar to attract pollinators, but little is known about the chemical origins of nectar colouration and its ecological function. Leucosceptrum canum stands out as the only plant with coloured nectar recorded in the Himalayas. Here, we focused on the compound associated with the dark colour of the nectar, as well as its… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03894.x

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@article{Zhang2012DarkPN, title={Dark purple nectar as a foraging signal in a bird-pollinated Himalayan plant.}, author={Feng-ping Zhang and Xiang-Hai Cai and Hong Wang and Zong-Xin Ren and Zachary Larson-Rabin and De-zhu Li}, journal={The New phytologist}, year={2012}, volume={193 1}, pages={188-95} }