By timing their visits to twilight, just as nocturnal flowers are opening, some bees can grab most of Pseudobombax longiflorum‘s pollen.
A rare plant found on Thailand’s highest mountain courts an unusual pollinator.
The benefits of the mixture come on top of the other well-known superiority of provisioning and regulation services.
How does herbivory impact the survival and growth of three perennial grass species commonly used to revegetate dryland ecosystems?
Surely once insects have brought pollen to a flower, then plant-plant interaction is over? Not so, says Gerardo Arceo-Gómez, who argues that heterospecific (or other plants’) pollen arriving in a flower might affect plant diversity.
Studying how bees perceive flowers gives insight into how pollinators have influenced flower evolution.
Can differences in xylem anatomy explain the contrasting responses of two olive cultivars to infection by the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa?
Some people fixate on honey bees as essential for pollination. Reality is more complicated. For one species, honey bee visits actively harm its chances of pollinating a partner.
Ants provide protection and nutrients to some plant species but are there downsides to this mutualistic relationship?
While hybrid plants might be less successful than their parents, if enough survive they can backcross with a parent species. This can help a parent colonise a new territory.
Ants can provide effective protection from elephant herbivory in East African Acacia species, but is this true for species of West Africa?
Do pollen thieves and nectar robbers reduce flower attractiveness to bumblebee pollinators in Impatiens oxyanthera?
Sunflower pollen can reduce parasite load for a bumblebee, but it’s not clear how.
Increasing salinity could free some shade-averse plants from the shadows of their neighbours.