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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: TETRASTYLIS-OVALIS - A 2ND CASE OF BAT-POLLINATED PASSIONFLOWER (PASSIFLORACEAE)
Author: BUZATO, S
FRANCO, ALM
Abstract: The floral biology of Tetrastylis ovalis and its pollination by bats was studied in southeastern Brazil. The flowers of T. ovalis seem more fitted to bat-pollination than those of Passiflora mucronata, the other known chiropterophilous passion flower. Two species of bats were observed visiting flowers of T. ovalis: the phyllostomids Glossophaga soricina and Rhinophylla pumilio. Due to the attributes of Tetrastylis, its presumed primitiveness and a better defined bat-pollination syndrome we suggest that chiropterophily evolved independently in the former genus and in Passiflora.
Subject: PASSIFLORACEAE
PHYLLOSTOMIDAE
GLOSSOPHAGA-SORICINA
RHINOPHYLLA-PUMILIO
CHIROPTEROPHILY FLORA OF SOUTHEASTERN BRAZIL
Country: Austria
Editor: Springer-verlag Wien
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF00937450
Date Issue: 1992
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