Opportunistic nectar-feeding birds are effective pollinators of bird-flowers from Canary Islands: experimental evidence from Isoplexis canariensis (Scrophulariaceae).

@article{RodrguezRodrguez2008OpportunisticNB,
  title={Opportunistic nectar-feeding birds are effective pollinators of bird-flowers from Canary Islands: experimental evidence from Isoplexis canariensis (Scrophulariaceae).},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Candelaria Rodr{\'i}guez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Alfredo Valido},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 11},
  pages={
          1408-15
        }
}
Insular floras, characterized by simple pollination networks, sometimes include novel mutualistic agents such as nonspecialist nectarivores. In this study we confirmed the effective pollination of Isoplexis canariensis by opportunistic nectar-feeding birds in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. This plant is among the ornithophilous species of the Canarian flora that lack past and present specialist nectarivorous birds. Experimental hand pollinations revealed self-compatibility, but cross… CONTINUE READING

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