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Polyclave Key to Pollination Systems
Adapted from: Tyrrell, L. 1989. How is this flower pollinated? Journal of College Science Teaching 18:378-383.
|Flower Character||Description||Pollination System NOT Involved|
NOT: BT, F-M, F-S, (BU), MO
|NOT: WI, BT, F-M
NOT: MO, (BU), (BI), BA
|NOT: WI, F-S, (BE),
NOT: WI, BT, F-M, F-S, MO, BA
NOT: WI, BT, F-M, F-S, (BE), (MO), BA
NOT: WI, FM, FS, (MO), (BI), BA
NOT: BE, BU, (BI)
Putrid (rotten meat)
|NOT: F-S, MO, BA
NOT: WI, F-S, BI
NOT: WI, MO, BI, BA
Pollination Systems in parentheses
are possible, but unlikely.
Key to Pollination Systems abbreviated above:
|WI (wind)||BI (birds)||MO (moths)||BE (bees)||F-M (bee-like flies)|
|BA (bats)||BU (butterflies||BT (beetles)||F-S (carrion and dung flies)|
Definitions of terms used
in Flower Descriptions above:
- capable of being divided into two equal-appearing halves along more than one lengthwise plane.
- capable of being divided into two equal-appearing halves only by a single lengthwise plane passing through the axis.
- shaped in a tube or funnel shape.
- not shaped in a tube or funnel shape.
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