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- Schönenberger, Jürg, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Thenew phytologist 2019 v.221 no.3 pp. 1597-1608
- Myrcia; ecological competition; ecosystems; environmental factors; flowers; phylogeny; pollination; trees
- ... Changes in floral morphology are expected across evolutionary time and are often promoted as important drivers in angiosperm diversification. Such a statement, however, is in contrast to empirical observations of species‐rich lineages that show apparent conservative floral morphologies even under strong selective pressure to change from their environments. Here, we provide quantitative evidence fo ...
- Schönenberger, Jürg, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Thenew phytologist 2019 v.221 no.2 pp. 1136-1149
- Chiroptera; Melastomataceae; evolution; hummingbirds; pollen; pollination; pollinators; rodents; stamens
- ... Pollination syndromes describe recurring adaptation to selection imposed by distinct pollinators. We tested for pollination syndromes in Merianieae (Melastomataceae), which contain bee‐ (buzz‐), hummingbird‐, flowerpiercer‐, passerine‐, bat‐ and rodent‐pollinated species. Further, we explored trait changes correlated with the repeated shifts away from buzz‐pollination, which represents an ‘adaptiv ...