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Data from: Are pollination "syndromes" predictive? Asian dalechampia fit neotropical models

Citation

Armbruster, W. Scott; Gong, Yan-Bing; Huang, Shuang-Quan (2011), Data from: Are pollination "syndromes" predictive? Asian dalechampia fit neotropical models, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8753

Abstract

Using pollination-syndrome parameters and pollinator correlations with floral phenotype from the neotropics, we predicted that Dalechampia bidentata Blume (Euphorbiaceae) in southern China would be pollinated by female resin-collecting bees between 12 and 20 mm in length. Observations in southwestern Yunnan Province, China, revealed pollination by resin-collecting, female Megachile (Callomegachile) nr. faceta Bingham (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). These bees, at 14 mm in length, were in the predicted size range, confirming the utility of syndromes and models developed in distant regions. Phenotypic-selection analyses and estimation of adaptive surfaces and adaptive accuracies together suggest that the blossoms of D. bidentata are well adapted to pollination by their most common floral visitors.

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China
Yunnan