Partial avoidance of female in ̄ orescences of a dioecious ® g by their mutualistic pollinating wasps

  title={Partial avoidance of female in ̄ orescences of a dioecious ® g by their mutualistic pollinating wasps},
  author={Marie Charlotte Anstett and Marc Gibernau and Martine Hossaert-McKey},
Every dioecious species of ¢g is pollinated by a speci¢c wasp that only reproduces within the in£orescences of male trees. Pollinators usually die within the closed urn-shaped in£orescence (¢g or syconium) they visit. Thus pollinators that enter female syconia allow seed production but die without reproducing. In a previous study, pollinators of one dioecious ¢g where male and female trees £ower synchronously, Ficus hispida, did not exhibit di¡erential attraction or choice between in£orescences… CONTINUE READING
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