A greater concentration of a compound present throughout the species allowed one morph to attract bee pollinators.
Impatiens offers its pollinators the best nectar, but the best nectar for one pollinator isn’t always the best for another.
Eucomis regia, the pineapple lily, doesn’t attract insects or birds to pollinate it. So how does it reproduce?
We know that flowers entice pollinators with nectar, but how much and what causes a flower to produce as much or as little nectar as it does. In this guest post, Amy Parachnowitsch, Jessamyn Manson and Nina Sletvold introduce their review of the topic, which you can get free from the Annals of Botany.
The secret of mānuka honey, is mānuka nectar, but what is the secret of mānuka nectar?
The study highlights the value of a niche perspective for understanding the geographical context and functional significance of floral traits.
A novel aspect of how climate change might affect plant–pollinator interactions and plant reproduction.
Independent nectary evolution of orchid genus Disa has involved both repeated recapitulation of secretory epidermis, and innovation of stomatal nectaries.
Photosynthetic activity of green nectaries can explain a significant part, if not all, of the sugar secreted in nectar.
A new phenomenon that has been identified in the lotus – opening and closing of ‘central plate stomata’ regulates convective airflow within the lotus plant.