08 January, 2021

Testing Pollination Syndromes in Oenothera (Onagraceae)

by Kyra N. Krakos & Matthew W. Austin


Across the globe, there are a stunning variety of flowering plants. Botanists - long perplexed by what accounts for this diversity - have posited that natural selection for pollination by different pollinators is the cause of this diversity. Formally defined as the pollination syndrome concept, this idea predicts that flowers with similar characteristics (e.g., morphology, colour, scent), will be pollinated by the same type of pollinator (e.g., bee, bird, moth).

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