THE CONTRIBUTION OF EPIDERMAL STRUCTURE TO FLOWER COLOUR IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN FLORA

Authors

  • Heather M. Whitney,

  • Beverley J. Glover,

  • Rachel Walker,

  • Allan G. Ellis


Abstract

This paper aims to introduce very briefly the effect of the petal epidermal surface on floral colour and pollinator interactions. Details of the structure of Spiloxene capensis, Geissorhiza radians, Moraea villosa, Moraea loubseri and the different morphotypes of Gorteria diffusa are illustrated and their significance explained.

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