Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Végétale

Titre du document

Observations on the big bang flowering of Miconia minutiflora (Melastomataceae)

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Syst_veg6_v2_012809
Auteur(s)
  • Scott A. Mori 1
  • John J. Pipoly 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) New York Botanical Garden, 10458, Bronx, NY
Résumé

Trees ofMiconia minutiflora produced abundant flowers for only one to three days during mid-April 1983 in the vicinity of Saül, French Guiana. They attracted large numbers of at least 14 species of bees that collected nectar or pollen or both. Nectar production is uncommon in the Melastomataceae and not previously reported forMiconia. Peak bee activity at the trees was in the morning and by afternoon most visits were limited to those bees in search of remnant pollen, especially species ofTrigona. As has been shown for other neotropical plants, heavy rains may trigger flowering in this species. It is suggested that the flowering system ofM. minutiflora promotes outcrossing because of interactions among the numerous species of bees visiting the trees and because of inter-individual variation in nectar and pollen availability. Therefore, bees may fly to other trees instead of becoming satiated with nectar or pollen from a single tree.

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  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - evolutionary biology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Plant Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - plant sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
A2A79F16189A0E955E75F74FAE2D1C5E3276C878
Revue

Brittonia

Année de publication
1984
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Non
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6.588
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1.3
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