How important is the relationship between Protea humiflora (Proteaceae) and its non-flying mammal pollinators?

  title={How important is the relationship between Protea humiflora (Proteaceae) and its non-flying mammal pollinators?},
  author={Patricia A Fleming and Susan Wendy Nicolson},
The interaction between Protea humiflora and its non-flying mammal pollinators was investigated with the aim of quantifying the relationship for both the plants and mammals involved. We manipulated flower density by inflorescence removal and determined the effect upon mammal captures, and excluded mammals to determine their effect upon seed set. Of three mammal species captured frequently, the smallest, Acomys subspinosus (18±4 SD g, Rodentia: Muridae), demonstrated the strongest relationship… CONTINUE READING
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