Floral resources, pollinators and fruiting in a threatened tropical deciduous tree

Manju Sharma, V and Uma Shaanker, R and Simon Leather, R and Vasudeva, R and Shivanna, KR (2010) Floral resources, pollinators and fruiting in a threatened tropical deciduous tree. Journal of Plant Ecology. pp. 1-9. ISSN 1752-9921

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Abstract

Nothapodytes nimmoniana (Family Icacinaceae) is a deciduous tree species distributed in Asia facing severe population decline. Wood chips from the tree are a source of camptothecin, a globally soughtafter alkaloid with cancer-treating properties, and are harvested unsustainably in natural forests. We studied the pollination ecology of the species and asked if there are constraints in pollination and fruiting success in its natural populations.We also discuss the potential effects of wood extraction on pollinators and reproductive success in the population.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: fruit set generalist over-harvest pollen limitation pollinator assemblage
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
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Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2016 05:49
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 05:49
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/195

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