Interactions between non-flying mammals and flowers of Cullenia exarillata Robyns (Bombacaceae), a canopy tree from the wet forests of Western Ghats, India

Ganesh, T and Soubadra Devy, M (2006) Interactions between non-flying mammals and flowers of Cullenia exarillata Robyns (Bombacaceae), a canopy tree from the wet forests of Western Ghats, India. Current Science, 90 (12). pp. 1674-1679. ISSN 0011-3891

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Abstract

Many non-flying mammals help in the pollination of plant species in tropical forests. However, this remains poorly documented from India. Here we demonstrate with Cullenia exarillata, a canopy tree in the Western Ghats, how a wide range of visitors frequent flowers of the tree and how among them a few select mammals are important in pollination. Since Cullenia also uses bats as a pollinating vector, we further discuss how the dual strategy of using non-flying mammals and bats could have evolved in the wet forests of the Western Ghats.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Cullenia exarillata, non-flying mammals,pollination,Western Ghats.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 06:31
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 06:31
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/102

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