Social wasps, crickets and cockroaches contribute to pollination of the holoparasitic plant Mitrastemon yamamotoi (Mitrastemonaceae) in southern Japan.

@article{Suetsugu2019SocialWC,
  title={Social wasps, crickets and cockroaches contribute to pollination of the holoparasitic plant Mitrastemon yamamotoi (Mitrastemonaceae) in southern Japan.},
  author={K. Suetsugu},
  journal={Plant biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          176-182
        }
}
  • K. Suetsugu
  • Published 2019
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Plant biology
Mitrastemon yamamotoi is completely embedded within the tissues of its hosts, except during the reproductive stage, when aboveground parts emerge from host tissues. Its highly modified appearance has attracted attention of many botanists, but very little is known about the reproductive system. Floral visitors to M. yamamotoi were observed in southern Japan. Pollination experiments were conducted to determine the plant's self-compatibility and pollen limitation, as well as the contribution of… Expand
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