Effects of sexual dimorphism on pollinator behaviour in a dioecious species

Isabelle De Cauwer, Laura Moquet, Anne-Laure Jacquemart & Mathilde Dufay
Floral traits often display sexual dimorphism in insect-pollinated dioecious plant species, with male individuals typically being showier than females. While this strategy is theorized to be optimal when pollinators are abundant, it might represent a risk when they become scarce, because the disproportionately high number of visits on the most attractive sex, males, might preclude efficient pollen transfer from males to females. Here, the effect of sexual dimorphism on pollination efficiency was assessed in experimental...
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