Reproductive biology of Phormium tenax: a honeyeater-pollinated species

Show simple item record Craig, J.L. en Stewart, A.M. en 2009-08-24T06:50:59Z en 2009-08-24T06:50:59Z en 1988 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Journal of Botany 26 (3), 453-463. 1988 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028825X en
dc.identifier.other eid=2-s2.0-0024254784 en
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dc.description.abstract Phormium tenax, studied on Tiritiri Matangi Island and in Auckland, reproduces asexually by offsets and sexually by large inflorescences. Flowers are protandrous hermaphrodites that exhibit partial dichogamy and herkogamy. The pollen or the stigma are presented sequentially for initial contact with floral visitors. Nectar rewards are greatest during the male phase of flowering. Shape and configuration of flowers ensures that large birds are the most likely pollinators. Two honeyeaters (Meliphagidae), tui Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae and bellbird Anthornis melanura were the most frequent visitors and pollinators although some introduced bird species also commonly visited, especially in Auckland City. Many flowers appear to function solely as pollen donors. en
dc.publisher Royal Society Of New Zealand en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Journal of Botany en
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dc.title Reproductive biology of Phormium tenax: a honeyeater-pollinated species en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.subject.marsden Fields of Research::270000 Biological Sciences::270400 Botany en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 453 en
pubs.volume 26 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Royal Society of New Zealand en
pubs.end-page 463 en
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