his beautifully illustrated book describes how flowers use colors, shapes, and scents to advertise themselves; how they offer pollen and nectar as rewards; and how they share complex interactions with beetles, birds, bats, bees, and other creatures. The ecology of these interactions is covered in depth, including the timing and patterning of flowering, competition among flowering plants to attract certain visitors and deter others, and the many ways plants and animals can cheat each other. --from publisher descriptionrare; e.g., Blakea; Lumer and Schoer 1986). ... where primates such as baboons may use floral nectars in aloes as a valuable water resource in the parched summer ... Characteristics of the Flower Visitors For most of the small mammals that can pollinate flowers, nectar is only a part of ... but they destroyed most of the flowers they fed at (Garber 1988) by lifting the corolla off the receptacle before lickinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Pollination and Floral Ecology|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2011-07-25|