Plant Systematics and Evolution - Supplementa

Secondary Pollen Presentation

Form, Function and Evolution

Authors: Yeo, P.F.

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Secondary pollen presentation is presentation of pollen to vectors by structures other than anthers, either passively or via a specialized protection and delivery system. The main part of the book describes secondary pollen presentation genus-by-genus in 25 families. The subject has never been extensively reviewed, although secondary pollen presentation occurs in the largest family of flowering plants, the Asteraceae (Compositae), and a large family of great economic importance, the Leguminosae. Now material from the scattered literature is brought together and supplemented with original observations. Many species are illustrated and each family is individually discussed. The last two chapters provide an overview of the whole topic. All the main functions that secondary pollen presentation may perform can be carried out in other plants without it. It is concluded from this that the evolution of secondary pollen presentation has been subject to constraint and canalization. The floral biology of most plants with secondary pollen presentation has not been adequately studied. Appendix 1 points to a wide range of topics on which research at various technical and academic levels is needed. The book should also become a reference work for morphologists, systematists, and floral ecologists.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Secondary Pollen Presentation
Book Subtitle
Form, Function and Evolution
Authors
Series Title
Plant Systematics and Evolution - Supplementa
Series Volume
6
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-6670-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-6670-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-211-82448-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-7375-6
Series ISSN
0172-6668
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 269
Topics