Floral Rewards: Alternatives to Pollen and Nectar

@article{Simpson1981FloralRA,
  title={Floral Rewards: Alternatives to Pollen and Nectar},
  author={B. Simpson and J. L. Neff},
  journal={Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden},
  year={1981},
  volume={68},
  pages={301-322}
}
  • B. Simpson, J. L. Neff
  • Published 1981
  • Biology
  • Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • In angiosperms selection has led to the utilization of numerous substances other than pollen and nectar that help to insure repeated visitation by pollinating animals. Here, we group the various substances into nonnutritive and nutritive rewards and discuss within each group the specific kinds that occur. In our discussion of nutritive rewards, we emphasize floral oils, lipids produced by one of two types of specialized secretory organs called elaiophores and which serve as nutritive rewards… CONTINUE READING
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