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Johnson, S.D., Harris, L.F. and Proches, S. 2009. Pollination and breeding systems of selected wildflowers in a southern African grassland community. South African Journal of Botany, 75(4): 630–645


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Pollination and breeding systems of selected wildflowers in a southern African grassland community.

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Southern African grasslands harbour diverse plant communities, and recent studies have revealed remarkable plant–pollinator interactions in this biome. However, there has been no attempt to study community-wide patterns in breeding systems or plant–pollinator mutualisms. Here, we present the results of extensive field work on twenty-one wildflower species with large, showy flowers, belonging to a broad range of angiosperm families. Most of the plant species investigated were found to be self-incompatible and therefore completely dependent on pollinators. Based on over 250 h of field observations during which we recorded over 1000 individual insects, 368 of which were examined for pollen loads, we identified pollination systems involving, inter alia, bees and flies (both short- and long-tongued), wasps, butterflies, hawkmoths, beetles, and sunbirds. The most important pollinators of the wildflowers investigated in the community were long-tongued solitary bees. Several plant species appear to be dependent on a single or a few pollinator species, and few are true generalists. This high degree of specialisation indicates a well-structured pollination landscape, suggesting both a history of climatic and ecological stability and potential sensitivity to human disturbance. Keywords: Breeding systems, Grassland vegetation, Mutualistic networks, Plant–pollinator interactions, Pollination systems, Southern Africa.

Year: 2009

Type: Journal Article

URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629909002464


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