Floral morphology in relation to pollination ecology in five Queensland coastal plants

Primack, Richard B., Duke, Norman C., and Tomlinson, P.B. (1981) Floral morphology in relation to pollination ecology in five Queensland coastal plants. Austrobaileya, 1 (4). pp. 346-355.

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Observations of pollination by birds in Acanthus ilicifolius and Lysiana subfalcata var. maritima, hawkmoths in Clerodendrum inerme and Sonneratia alba,, and bees in Sesuvium portulacastrum, are presented along with detailed descriptions of floral morphology and pollination efficiency using pollen/ovule ratios. Self fertilisation is restricted in Sesuvium, Acanthus and Clerodendrum by protandry, while the flowers of Lysiana, Sonneratia and Acanthus are morphologically incapable of automatic self-pollination. The high fruit set seen in flowers of these species suggests that these species are self-compatible. Self-compatibility in mangrove and mangrove-associated species will presumably allow some fruit set even in isolated, single plants after new habitat is colonised.

Item ID: 48874
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0155-4131
Keywords: mangrove; plants; Sonneratia; Lumnitzera; floral phenology; pollination; north Queensland; Australia; IWP
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2017 00:56
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060305 Evolution of Developmental Systems @ 40%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050102 Ecosystem Function @ 30%
06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 30%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 30%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9605 Ecosystem Assessment and Management > 960503 Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 30%
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