Fraction of plant species that are entomogamous (pollinated by insects)

Value 80 %
Organism Plants
Reference Wang H et al., Neutral processes contribute to patterns of spatial variation for flower colour in the Mediterranean Iris lutescens (Iridaceae). Ann Bot. 2016 May117(6):995-1007. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcw036 p.995 left columnPubMed ID27084922
Primary Source Potts SG et al., Global pollinator declines: trends, impacts and drivers. Trends Ecol Evol. 2010 Jun25(6):345-53. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.007PubMed ID20188434
Comments P.995 left column: "Ecologists have long been intrigued by the emergence and maintenance of polymorphism in floral traits (Weiss, 1995, Schaefer et al., 2004). Indeed, as the pollinator visitation rate is generally correlated with plant fitness in entomogamous species (i.e. 80 % of plant species, primary source), stabilizing selection mediated by associative learning is expected to occur on floral traits, leading to low intra-specific variation (Ashman and Majetic, 2006, Salzmann and Schiestl, 2007, van Kleunen et al., 2008, Dormont et al., 2010)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 115244