Data from: Roses are red, violets are blue - so how much replication should you do? An assessment of variation in the colour of flowers and birds

Rhiannon L. Dalrymple, Francis K. C. Hui, Habacuc Flores-Moreno, Darrell J. Kemp & Angela T. Moles
After years of qualitative and subjective study, quantitative colour science is now enabling rapid measurement, analysis and comparison of colour traits. However, it has not been determined how many replicates one needs to accurately quantify a species' colours for studies aimed at broad cross-species trait comparison. We address this major methodological knowledge gap. We first quantified and assessed the variance in colour within and between species. Reflectance spectra of flowers from ten plant species and...
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