3.9 C
Oxford
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Home Journals Annals of Botany Floral and vegetative cues for pollination in Lysimachia

Floral and vegetative cues for pollination in Lysimachia

Floral and vegetative cues for pollination in Lysimachia
Floral and vegetative cues for pollination in Lysimachia

Plants pollinated by the same guild of pollinators often converge in their floral phenotype as a result of pollinator-mediated selection. However, Schäffler et al. also consider evolutionary relationships by studying floral and vegetative scents and colours in floral oil- and non-floral oil-secreting Lysimachia species and analysing the results using phylogenetically controlled methods. They find evidence for correlated evolution between secretion of floral oils and floral, but not vegetative, visual and olfactory cues. The cues correlating with oil secretion were probably selected by Macropis bees, specialized pollinators of Lysimachia species.

Annals of Botany Officehttp://aob.oxfordjournals.com
The Annals of Botany Office is based at the University of Oxford.

Latest Articles

Most Popular

10 Plants Used to Spice up Sex

It's well-known that plants can affect how the brain works. Take the right plant in the right dose and you can have an altered...

Amazing moss and how to identify it

If I told you that during a 200m walk down a suburban London street I saw 13 different species from one group of organisms,...

Adapted to kill: How the pitcher plant traps its prey

When it comes to carnivorous plants it's Venus Flytraps that get the most attention, with their snapping jaws. Bladderworts have stunningly fast traps. Sundews...

The cell biology of secondary cell wall biosynthesis

What is it that makes a plant get up and stay up? A new review looks at the creation of secondary cell walls. These microscopic features are the key to understanding the architecture of the plants we see around us.

Recent Comments

>