29 September, 2016

Pollination ecology of Desmodium setigerum (Fabaceae) in Uganda; do big bees do it better?

by Stanley et al.
Flowers of D. setigerum that have been visited and “tripped”; where they explosively open releasing pollen
Flowers have evolved a whole load of ways to attract and select the best pollinators. They use colour, scent, floral shape and a multitude of other mechanisms to make sure their chances of reproduction are maximised. Desmodium setigerum, a member of pea family that grows in eastern Africa, has evolved two such features that make it of interest to pollination ecologists. 

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Read the scientific publication in JPE.