Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 26, Number 1 (2003); Pages 66-83
Pollinations and visitors of aroid inflorescences
By Marc Gibernau     (Buy)


Data on aroid pollinators was first summarized by Grayum (1984) who documented 35 genera and about 90 species. A second summary was published in 1997 in The Genera of Araceae (Mayo et al., 1997) with 38 genera and less than 100 species listed including data from Grayum 0986, 1990). This paper brings the reference list up to date since 1997, documenting the pollinators of 49 genera and about 125 species. These numbers are still very low in comparison with the diversity of the Araceae family which contains 105 genera and about 3,300 species. Some questions on aroid pollination are developed in the discussion.


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