Effects of mixed-species pollen load on fruits, seeds, and seedlings of two sympatric columnar cactus species

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Two sympatric species of columnar cacti on Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles, share bat pollinators, overlap in flowering phenology, and are floral homologues. Leptonycteris curasoae curasoae and Glossophaga longirostris elongata (Chiroptera: Glossophaginae) visit flowers of Stenocereus (syn. Ritterocereus) griseus and Subpilocereus (syn. Cereus) repandus on… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11284-010-0799-7

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