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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Tetrastylis Ovalis: A Second Case Of Bat-pollinated Passionflower (passifloraceae)|
|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 passionflower. 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. © 1992 Springer-Verlag.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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