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The sweet jelly of Combretum lanceolatum flowers (Combretaceae): a cornucopia resource for bird pollinators in the Pantanal, western Brazil

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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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:2001
Institutions:Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institute of Pharmacy > Retired Professors > Prof. Franz
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10.1007/s006060170048 DOI
Keywords:bird pollination; Combretum lanceolatum; floral biology; floral reward; gelatinous nectar; jelly-flower; neotropical flora; pollination ecology
Subjects:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
Status:Published
Refereed:Unknown
Created at the University of Regensburg:Unknown
Owner: Gertraud Kellers
Deposited On:01 Dec 2011 11:41
Last Modified:01 Dec 2011 11:41
Item ID:22832
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