Notes on floral visitors in Seemannia sylvatica (Kunth) Hanstein (Gesneriaceae)

Lianka Cairampoma, Carlos Martel

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Abstract

Pollination in Gesneriaceae commonly is associated with syndromes of ornithophily or melittophily, and usually others visitors are robbers of nectar. We present a note about the fauna that visit the flowers of Seemannia sylvatica in Cusco, where hummingbirds and insects were recorded visiting the flowers. Based on floral characteristics and behavior of floral visitors, we suggest that the flowers of S. sylvatica present an ornithophily syndrome. Therefore, only hummingbirds are pollinators, while the insects are not involved in pollination and only steal nectar from flowers.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Peruana de Biologia
Volume19
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2012

Keywords

  • Floral syndrome
  • Flower visitors
  • Nectar robbers
  • Pollination
  • Trochilidae

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