Dodecatheon hendersonii: Ecology, nomenclature, and personal observations

Travis O
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:20:09 PDT
Many of you may already be aware of the discovery that Dodecatheon evolved from within the genus Primula. In a new blog article, I've elaborated on that with observations on the ecology of D. hendersonii, a complete history of the current nomenclature of the species, and characteristics which separate it from the genus Primula. Pollination ecology is a major factor:

"Dodecatheon is monomorphic, having one floral form, unlike most species of Primula, yet is specialized for sonication, or buzz-pollination."

Full article here:…

(Watch out for typos! And if you'd like to share any corrections or, dare I say, compliments, I'm all ears...)

Travis Owen
Rogue River, OR

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