Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 169, Issue 1–2, pp 65–68 | Cite as

Buzz-pollination in three nectariferousBoraginaceae and possible evolution of buzz-pollinated flowers

  • Reuven Dukas
  • Amots Dafni


Buzz-pollination was observed in three nectariferousBoraginaceae spp.:Onosma giganteaLam.,Trichodesma africana (L.)R. Br. andT. boissieriPost. An evolutionary pathway from usual nectariferous flowers to typical buzz-pollinated flowers is suggested.

Key words

Angiosperms Boraginaceae Onosma gigantea Trichodesma africana Trichodesma boissieri Buzz-pollination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reuven Dukas
    • 1
  • Amots Dafni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Institute of EvolutionUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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