Inferences about pollination in Tillandsia (Bromeliaceae).

Author(s): 
Gardner, C.S.
Year: 
1986
Journal: 
Selbyana
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
1
Page Range: 
76–87
Keywords: 
Tillandsia, pollination, Bromeliaceae,
Abstract: 
Pollinators and breeding systems of Tillandsiaare poorly known. Recent observations of 85 species revealed previously undescribed characteristics of assumed pollination importance, i.e., floral architecture, flower and inflorescence pigmentations, and phenology. Examples of the diversity in these character states are described. The significance of some of the character combinations in the pollination and breeding systems of these tillandsias is discussed.