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FLORAL BIOLOGY OF HESPERANTHA (IRIDACEAE: CROCOIDEAE): HOW MINOR SHIFTS IN FLORAL PRESENTATION CHANGE THE POLLINATION SYSTEM 1

@article{Goldblatt2004FLORALBO,
  title={FLORAL BIOLOGY OF HESPERANTHA (IRIDACEAE: CROCOIDEAE): HOW MINOR SHIFTS IN FLORAL PRESENTATION CHANGE THE POLLINATION SYSTEM 1},
  author={Peter Goldblatt and Ingrid N{\"a}nni and Peter W. Bernhardt and John C. Manning},
  journal={Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden},
  year={2004},
  volume={91},
  pages={186-206}
}
Field observations, floral dissections of a representative range of Hesperantha species, and pollen load analyses of insects captured on many of them indicate that flowers of this African genus are cross pollinated by a relatively broad range of insects. The pollination ecology of Hesperantha can be divided into four overlapping systems that exploit insects of four orders (Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Lepidoptera). Species of the H. falcata type have erect or nodding, salver-shaped… 

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