Arthur de Lima Silva and colleagues present a hypothesis of floral evolution for the family, illustrating a shift from bisexuality to unisexuality and the evolution of nectaries in a complex monocot family, which can contribute to future studies on reproductive biology and floral evolution in other groups.
Can we use floral traits to accurately predict hummingbird and bat pollinators of the bromeliad genus Vriesea?
Sometimes it’s a good idea not to send a consistent message to your pollinators.
Some flowers only smell at day and some only at night, but how did they evolve these different rhythms? In our study, we investigate if populations of the same orchid species that are more pollinated either at day or at night show different scent emission rhythms.
The large, tunnel-like, dark-red flowers of Iris atropurpurea are likely to have evolved to mimic protective shelters preferred by male solitary bees.