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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: POLLINATION OF 3 SPECIES OF ABUTILON (MALVACEAE) INTERMEDIATE BETWEEN BAT AND HUMMINGBIRD FLOWER SYNDROMES
Author: BUZATO, S
SAZIMA, M
SAZIMA, I
Abstract: Some species of Abutilon in southeastern Brazil overlap their flower features between hummingbird and bat pollination syndromes. We studied three such species in the montane rainforest in southeastern Brazil. Abutilon rufinerve, A. regnellii and A. aff. regnellii present the following combination of ornithophilous and chiropterophilous features: bell to bowl-shaped flowers lasting about 30 h, coloured pinkish to purplish, or yellowish, crepuscular (dusk or dawn) anthesis, and very faint cabbage odour. The flowers are visited and pollinated by a species of phyllostomid bat at night, and by several species of hummingbirds during the day. Although somewhat intermediate between ornithophily and chiropterophily, the floral features of the three species of Abutilon tend towards the bat-pollination syndrome.
Subject: MALVACEAE
ABUTILON
POLLINATION
CHIROPTEROPHILY
ORNITHOPHILY
MONTANE RAIN-FOREST
SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Gustav Fischer Verlag Jena
Rights: fechado
Date Issue: 1994
Appears in Collections:Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp

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