• Floral morphs of Justicia adhatoda L. differ in fruit and seed, but not floral, traits or pollinator visitation

    12 days ago - By Journal of Biosciences

    Abstract
    Pigment patterns in corollas are common, and act as nectar guides for pollinators. We discovered multiple floral morphs of Justicia adhatoda L. with variable extents of corolla vein pigmentation in a population in Sariska, Rajasthan. Two floral morphs, one completely white and the other white with dark purple vein pigmentation, were compared in order to investigate any possible differences relating to: corolla surface structure, pollinator visitation, reward for the pollinator, and fitness parameters in the morphs. Both morphs showed similar UV reflectance, had distally located...
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