|Floral scent composition predicts bee pollination system in five butterfly bush (Buddleja, Scrophulariaceae) species|
|Gong,W. -C.; Chen,G.; Vereecken,N. J.; Dunn,B. L.; Ma,Y. -P.; Sun,W. -B.; Sun,WB (reprint author),Chinese Acad Sci,Kunming Bot Garden,Kunming Inst Bot,Kunming 650201,Yunnan,Peoples R China.; email@example.com
|摘要||Traditionally, plant-pollinator interactions have been interpreted as pollination syndrome. However, the validity of pollination syndrome has been widely doubted in modern studies of pollination ecology. The pollination ecology of five Asian Buddleja species, B.asiatica, B.crispa, B.forrestii, B.macrostachya and B.myriantha, in the Sino-Himalayan region in Asia, flowering in different local seasons, with scented inflorescences were investigated during 2011 and 2012. These five species exhibited diverse floral traits, with narrow and long corolla tubes and concealed nectar. According to their floral morphology, larger bees and Lepidoptera were expected to be the major pollinators. However, field observations showed that only larger bees (honeybee/bumblebee) were the primary pollinators, ranging from 77.95% to 97.90% of total visits. In this study, floral scents of each species were also analysed using coupled gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Although the five Buddleja species emitted differentiated floral scent compositions, our results showed that floral scents of the five species are dominated by substances that can serve as attractive signals to bees, including species-specific scent compounds and principal compounds with larger relative amounts. This suggests that floral scent compositions are closely associated with the principal pollinator assemblages in these five species. Therefore, we conclude that floral scent compositions rather than floral morphology traits should be used to interpret plant-pollinator interactions in these Asian Buddleja species.|
|资助信息||National Natural Science Foundation of China [31100177, 30970192]; Belgian FRS-FNRS through a post-doctoral grant (Charge de Recherches)|
|通讯作者||Sun,WB (reprint author),Chinese Acad Sci,Kunming Bot Garden,Kunming Inst Bot,Kunming 650201,Yunnan,Peoples R China.; firstname.lastname@example.org|
Gong,W. -C.,Chen,G.,Vereecken,N. J.,et al. Floral scent composition predicts bee pollination system in five butterfly bush (Buddleja, Scrophulariaceae) species[J]. PLANT BIOLOGY,2015,17(1):245-255.
Gong,W. -C..,Chen,G..,Vereecken,N. J..,Dunn,B. L..,Ma,Y. -P..,...&email@example.com.(2015).Floral scent composition predicts bee pollination system in five butterfly bush (Buddleja, Scrophulariaceae) species.PLANT BIOLOGY,17(1),245-255.
Gong,W. -C.,et al."Floral scent composition predicts bee pollination system in five butterfly bush (Buddleja, Scrophulariaceae) species".PLANT BIOLOGY 17.1(2015):245-255.