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Ultraviolet Floral Patterns in the Native Hawaiian Flora: What Do They Mean for Island Biogeography?
|Title:||Ultraviolet Floral Patterns in the Native Hawaiian Flora: What Do They Mean for Island Biogeography?|
|Authors:||Jones, C Eugene|
Dorsett, Deborah K.
Roelofs, Faith M.
Shah, Chirag V.
|Date Issued:||Jan 1999|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Jones CE, Dorsett DK, Roelofs FM, Shah CV. 1999. Ultraviolet floral patterns in the native Hawaiian flora: What do they mean for island biogeography? Pac Sci 53(1): 82-87.|
|Abstract:||We examined 104 species (13%) of the approximately 784 species
of biotically pollinated plants native to Hawai'i and found 14 (13.5%) that have
an ultraviolet (UV) floral pattern. However, detailed examination revealed that
32% of the Hawaiian strand species have UV floral patterns, whereas only 8%
of the upland species did. All of the flowers with UV patterns measured 1 cm
or more in diameter and all but two appear yellow to humans. We discuss several
possible explanations for the apparent paucity of UV floral patterns in the
native Hawaiian upland flora.
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Pacific Science Volume 53, Number 1, 1999|
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