A Review on the Pollination of Aroids with Bisexual Flowers

Autor(en)
Pedro Díaz Jiménez, Heiko Hentrich, Pedro Adrián Aguilar-Rodríguez , Thorsten Krömer, Marion Chartier, M. Cristina MacSwiney G. , Marc Gibernau
Abstrakt

This paper presents an exhaustive review of the current knowledge on pollination of Araceae genera with bisexual flowers. All available studies on floral morphology, flowering sequence, floral scent, floral thermogenesis, floral visitors, and pollinators were carefully examined, with emphasis on the species-rich genera Anthurium Schott, Monstera Adans., and Spathiphyllum Schott. Genera with bisexual flowers are among the early-diverging lineages in Araceae, but present adaptations in their floral ecology to a great variety of pollination vectors, such as bees, beetles, flies, and, unusually, wind. These clades have developed highly derived pollination systems, involving the use of floral scent as a reward. We conclude that floral scent chemistry plays a key role in the pollination biology of the plants and that, in some genera, reproductive isolation through variation in the emitted floral volatile compounds may have been the decisive factor in the speciation processes of sympatric species.

Organisation(en)
Department für Botanik und Biodiversitätsforschung
Externe Organisation(en)
Universidad Veracruzana, Deutsche Homöopathie-Union, Université de Corse Pasquale Paoli
Journal
Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden
Band
104
Seiten
83-104
ISSN
0026-6493
DOI
https://doi.org/10.3417/2018219
Publikationsdatum
2019
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
106042 Systematische Botanik, 106008 Botanik, 106012 Evolutionsforschung
Schlagwörter
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/a-review-on-the-pollination-of-aroids-with-bisexual-flowers(a2bd2546-0fed-44a7-9d49-f110e8a83e27).html