Site-specific features affect pollination success of a gynodioecious understory shrub in a gender-specific mode 1


Daphne laureola (Thymelaeaceae) is a gynodioecious, winter-flowering shrub inhabiting the understory of shady mountain forests. The small, inconspicuous yellowish-green flowers are pollinated by ectothermic insects whose activity is mainly confined to infrequent spells of sunny weather. We tested the hypotheses that (1) the solar irradiance environment of… (More)


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