Floral biology and pollination mechanisms in two Viola species--from nectar to pollen flowers?

@article{Freitas2003FloralBA,
  title={Floral biology and pollination mechanisms in two Viola species--from nectar to pollen flowers?},
  author={Leandro Freitas and Marlies Sazima},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 3},
  pages={311-7}
}
The genus Viola is represented by four related species in Brazil belonging to section Leptidium, one of the most primitive sections in the genus. Floral biology and pollination by bees were studied in Viola cerasifolia and V. subdimidiata in high-altitude areas in south-eastern Brazil. Flowers are zygomorphic and spurred. The five stamens are arranged in a cuff around the ovary, and pollen is released by means of apical connective projections, which form a cone surrounding the base of the style… CONTINUE READING

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