Micromorphological and histochemical attributes of flowers and floral reward in Linaria vulgaris (Plantaginaceae).
Protoplasma 2018 Jun 3. Epub 2018 Jun 3.
Department of Botany, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, 15 Akademicka St., 20-950, Lublin, Poland.
The self-incompatible flowers of Linaria vulgaris have developed a range of mechanisms for attraction of insect visitors/pollinators and deterrence of ineffective pollinators and herbivores. These adaptive traits include the flower size and symmetry, the presence of a spur as a "secondary nectar presenter," olfactory (secondary metabolites) and sensual (scent, flower color, nectar guide-contrasting palate) signals, and floral rewards, i.e. Read More