Plant Diversity ›› 2003, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (01): 1-3.

• Articles •    

Correlations between Floral Diversity and Pollination Patterns in Pedicularis (Scrophulariaceae)

WANG Hong, LI Wen-Li,CAI Jie   

  1. Laboratory of Plant Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Online:2003-02-25 Published:2003-02-25

Abstract: Flower forms of Pedicularis (Scrophulariaceae) display one of the greatest diversities within a particular genus of the flowering plants. The major pollinators of Pedicularis are the bumblebees (Bom-bus). In North America, floral resources of some species of Pedicularis may be shared by bumblebees, mason bees (Osmia) and humingbirds (Selasporus) as pollinators.

Key words: Pedicularis