Este artículo es de Acceso Abierto y puede ser descargado en su versión final desde nuestro repositorio
Consulte la política de Acceso Abierto del editor


Three floral phases were distinguished through anthesis, which starts after 1 p.m. Flowers in phase 1 and 3 (pollen donors) had their stigmas up. Flowers in phase 2 (receptors and donors of pollen) had their stigmas recurved near the anthers. Flowers in phase 2 occurred simultaneously with others in phase 1, during the day, and also with others in phase 3 (during the night). Sugar concentration in nectar varied: it was acceptable for Hymenoptera in the afternoon (when Xylocopa spp. and Centris spp. pollinate) and for sphingids after sunset (when Erinnyis ello seems to pollinate). Passiflora mooreana is melitophilous, but also is a resource for moths in the evening. Flowers showed a low degree of autoincompatibility. The low percent of fruits obtained suggests that the great distance between plants does not favor cross-pollination. The ovary wall may grow without pollination.


Documento: Artículo
Título:Floral biology and reproductive system of Passiflora mooreana (Passifloraceae)
Autor:Amela García, M.T.; Hoc, P.S.
Filiación:Dpto. de Ciencias Biológicas, Fac. de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1428 Nunez, Capital Federal, Argentina
Palabras clave:Floral biology; Passiflora mooreana; Passifloraceae
Página de inicio:9
Página de fin:27
Título revista:Darwiniana
Título revista abreviado:Darwiniana


  • Akamine, E.K., Girolami, G., Problems in fruit set in yellow passion fruit (1957) Hawaii Farm Sci., pp. 3-5. , April
  • Arenas, P., Recolección y agricultura entre los indígenas Maká del Chaco boreal (1982) Parodiana, 1, pp. 171-243
  • Baker, H.G., Baker, I., A brief historical review of the chemistry of floral nectar (1983) The Biology of Nectaries, pp. 126-152. , Bentley, B. & Elías, T. (eds.), Columbia Univ. Press, New York
  • Barth, F., (1991) Insects and Flowers. Biology of a Partnership, , Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Bosq, J.M., (1943) Segunda Lista de Coleópteros de la República Argentina Dañinos a la Agricultura, , Ed. Min. Agric. Nac., Dir. San. Veg., Div. Zool. Agric
  • Cabrera, A.L., Regiones fitogeográficas argentinas (1976) Enciclopedia Arg. de Agric. y Jard., , T.2, Fasc. I., Ed. Acme, Bs. As
  • Chandra, S., A review of recent research on the yellow passionfruit (1976) Fiji Agric. J., 38, pp. 41-48
  • Corbet, S.A., Willmer, P.G., Pollination of the yellow passionfruit: Nectar, pollen and carpenter bees (1980) J. Agric. Sci., 95, pp. 655-666
  • Cruden, R.W., Pollen-ovule ratios: A conservative indicator of breeding systems in flowering plants (1977) Evolution, 31, pp. 32-46
  • Hermann, S.M., Peterson, S., Patterns of nectar production and plant-pollinator coevolution (1983) The Biology of Nectaries, pp. 80-125. , Bentley, B. & Elías, T. (eds.), Columbia Univ. Press, New York
  • Di Iorio, O.R., Plantas hospedadoras y oviposición de Dorcacerus barbatus (Oliv.) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae) en Argentina (1993) Revista Brasil. Ent., 37, pp. 723-729
  • Durkee, L.T., Gaal, D.J., Reisner, W.H., The floral and extrafloral nectaries of Passiflora. I. the floral nectary (1981) Amer. J. Bot., 68, pp. 453-462
  • Erdtman, G., (1952) Pollen Morphology and Plant Taxonomy. Angiosperms, , The Chronica Botanica Co., Waltham, Mass
  • Escobar, L.A., Experimentos preliminares en la hibridación de especies comestibles de Passiflora (1981) Actual. Biol., 10, pp. 103-111
  • Biología reproductiva de Passiflora manicata e hibridación con la curuba, Passiflora mollissima (1985) Actual. Biol., 14, pp. 111-121
  • Faegri, K., Van Der Pijl, L., (1979) The Principles of Pollination Ecology, , Pergamon Press, Oxford
  • Feisinger, P., Interacciones entre plantas y colibríes en selvas tropicales (1990) Bol. Acad. Nac. Ci. Córdoba, Arg., 59, pp. 31-54
  • Genise, J., Palacios, R.A., Hoc, P.S., Carrizo, R., Moffat, L., Mom, M.P., Agulló, M.A., Torregrosa, S., Observaciones sobre la biología floral de Prosopis (Leguminosae, Mimosoideae). II: Fases florales y visitantes en el Distrito Chaqueño Serrano (1990) Darwiniana, 30, pp. 71-85
  • Greissl, R., Vitality analysis of monadic & polyadic pollen grains using optical contrast-fluorescent microscopy (1989) Scient. & Techn. Informations, 15, pp. 180-184
  • Haber, W.A., Frankie, G.W., A tropical hawkmoth community: Costa Rican Dry Forest Sphingidae (1989) Biotropica, 21, pp. 155-172
  • Heslop-Harrison, Y., Shivanna, K.R., The receptive surface of the angiosperm stigma (1977) Ann. Bot. (London), 41, pp. 1233-1258
  • Hoc, P.S., Di Stilio, V.S., Agulló, M.A., Brizuela, M.M., Palacios, R.A., Hazeldine, P., Genise, J., Biología floral de Vigna longifolia (Leguminosae, Phaseolae) (1993) Darwiniana, 32, pp. 27-39
  • Holmgren, P.K., Holmgren, N.H., Barnett, L.C., Index Herbariorum. Part 1: The Herbaria of the World: 1-693 (1990) Regnum Veg., 120. , 8 ed., N. Y. Bot. Gard., New York
  • Inouye, D.W., The terminology of floral larceny (1980) Ecology, 61, pp. 1251-1253
  • Janzen, D.H., Reproductive behaviour in the Passifloraceae and some of its pollinators in Central America (1968) Behaviour, 32, pp. 3-48
  • Johansen, D.A., (1940) Plant Microtechnique, , McGraw Hill, New York
  • Kelly, K.L., (1965) ISCC-NBS Color-name Charts Illustrated with Centroid Colors, , Standard Sample # 2106 Suppl. to Nat. Bur. Standards Circ. 553. U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C
  • Killip, E.P., The american species of Passifloraceae (1938) Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser., 19, pp. 1-613
  • May, P.G., Spears, E.E., Andromonoecy and variation in phenotypic gender of Passiflora incarnata (Passifloraceae) (1988) Amer. J. Bot., 75, pp. 1830-1841
  • Nishida, T., Pollination of the passionfruit in Hawaii (1958) J. Econ. Entomol., 51, pp. 146-149
  • Parodi, L.R., (1959) Enciclopedia Argentina de Agricultura y Jardinería. 1. Ed., , Acme, Bs. As
  • Percival, M.S., Types of nectar in angiosperms (1961) New Phytologist, 60, pp. 689-719
  • Puri, V., Studies in floral anatomy. V. on the structure and nature of the corona in certain species of the Passifloraceae (1948) J. Indian Bot. Soc., 27, pp. 130-149
  • Sazima, M., Sazima, I., Bat pollination of the Passion flower, Passiflora mucronata, in Southeastern Brazil (1978) Biotropica, 10, pp. 100-109
  • Sazima, I., Sazima, M., Mamangavas e irapuás (Hymenoptera, Apoidea): Visitas, interaçoes e consequencias para polinizaçao do maracujá (Passifloraceae) (1989) Revista Brasil. Ent., 33, pp. 109-118
  • Tillet, S.S., Passionis Passifloris II. Terminología (1988) Ernstia, 48, pp. 1-40
  • Van Der Pijl, L., Xylocopa and flowers in the tropics. 1 (1954) Proc. Kon. Ned. Akad. Wetensch., 57 C, pp. 413-423
  • Vogel, S., Radiación adaptativa del síndrome floral en las familias neotropicales (1990) Bol. Acad. Nac. Ci., 59, pp. 5-30


---------- APA ----------
Amela García, M.T. & Hoc, P.S. (1997) . Floral biology and reproductive system of Passiflora mooreana (Passifloraceae) . Darwiniana, 35, 9-27.
Recuperado de [ ]
---------- CHICAGO ----------
Amela García, M.T., Hoc, P.S. "Floral biology and reproductive system of Passiflora mooreana (Passifloraceae) " . Darwiniana 35 (1997) : 9-27.
Recuperado de [ ]
---------- MLA ----------
Amela García, M.T., Hoc, P.S. "Floral biology and reproductive system of Passiflora mooreana (Passifloraceae) " . Darwiniana, vol. 35, 1997, pp. 9-27.
Recuperado de [ ]
---------- VANCOUVER ----------
Amela García, M.T., Hoc, P.S. Floral biology and reproductive system of Passiflora mooreana (Passifloraceae) . Darwiniana. 1997;35:9-27.
Available from: [ ]