18 February, 2015

Complex interactions of flower visitors on the water soldier (Stratiotes aloides)

by Jakob Katzenberger & Dietmar Zacharias

Hydrellia tarsata flower visitors on female flower of Stratiotes aloides
Insect pollination is of great importance for the sexual reproduction in numerous plant species. Aquatic plants however often have the ability to reproduce vegetatively, which is also true for the water soldier (Stratiotes aloides). Nevertheless, sexual reproduction is especially important for threatened and declining populations because it retains their adaptive potential to changing environmental conditions. 

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Read the scientific publication in JPE.

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