Sazima, M. and Vogel, S. and do Prado, A. Lemes and de Oliveira, D. M. and Franz, Gerhard and Sazima, I. (2001) The sweet jelly of Combretum lanceolatum flowers (Combretaceae): a cornucopia resource for bird pollinators in the Pantanal, western Brazil. Plant Systematics and Evolution 227, pp. 195-208.
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The pollination biology of the neotropical scandent shrub Combretum lanceolatum was studied in the seasonally-flooded Pantanal region in western Brazil. This plant bears horizontally oriented inflorescences, whose yellowish green flowers begin to expand at dusk and are fully open at dawn. Instead of fluid nectar the flowers produce sweet gelatinous secretion in form of pellets. The glandular ...
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|Institutions:||Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Retired Professors > Prof. Franz|
|Keywords:||bird pollination; Combretum lanceolatum; floral biology; floral reward; gelatinous nectar; jelly-flower; neotropical flora; pollination ecology|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Unknown|
|Deposited On:||01 Dec 2011 11:41|
|Last Modified:||01 Dec 2011 11:41|