Natural Pollination of the Genus Narcissus

L. Cortopassi - G. Corazza cortocora@gmail.com
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 11:01:10 PST
The genus Narcissus has some wild species here in Italy. I read with
interest this article that surely will allow me to better observe its
pollination.
Gianluca Corazza, Tuscany, Italy, Z9b

2016-03-07 19:01 GMT+01:00 Travis O <enoster@hotmail.com>:

> Hi all,
>
> Last year I wrote a brief article on the pollination of Narcissus in The
> Bulb Garden (Spring 2015). I was displeased with what I wrote due to a
> handful of minor flaws that I hope nobody caught, such as the misspelling
> of a species and some poor (and boring) prose. So, I rewrote the article
> with a year of additional writing experience under my belt.
>
> Narcissus has a fascinating connection to the various pollinators that the
> different species attract. While reading up on the subject a few years ago
> I realized there was a correlation of results between unrelated studies
> (and theories) of the pollination strategy of various species of Narcissus.
> While the subject is quite understudied compared to the number of species
> (perhaps 20 species have been studied in relation to pollination ecology),
> some patterns have emerged. There are mainly two groups of Narcissus based
> on pollinator type: Bee and Lepidoptera (moth/butterfly) pollinated. A
> third group can be assumed if variable pollination syndromes and flower
> dimorphism are  considered, which is the case with N. tazetta (some wild
> populations bee pollinated, others moth/butterfly pollinated).
>
> Here's the article, I could have gone into more depth, but maybe I'll save
> that for next year:
>
>
> http://amateuranthecologist.com/2016/03/…
>
> Or this:
>
> http://goo.gl/CkzIzG/
>
> I'd be happy to hear any feedback, including discrepancies, concerns, or
> compliments! Or any questions, not that I'm an expert (I'm not). I am,
> however, a father of two (used to be one!) as of last week, so
> understandably occupied.
>
> Travis Owen
> Rogue River, OR
>
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