Patterns and Processes in Nocturnal and Crepuscular Pollination Services

  title={Patterns and Processes in Nocturnal and Crepuscular Pollination Services},
  author={R. Borges and Hema Somanathan and A. Kelber},
  journal={The Quarterly Review of Biology},
  pages={389 - 418}
Night, dawn, and dusk have abiotic features that differ from the day. Illumination, wind speeds, turbulence, and temperatures are lower while humidity may be higher at night. Nocturnal pollination occurred in 30% of angiosperm families across 68% of orders, 97% of families with C3, two-thirds of families with crassulacean acid metabolism (CAM), and 71% dicot families with C4 photosynthesis. Despite its widespread occurence, nocturnal pollination occurs in more families with xerophytic… Expand
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