Oops, forgot to post last month’s Creature Feature, on pollination syndromes in an Old World and a New World plant. Here it is!
This piece is based primarily on the following papers:
Shivanna (2009). Pollination biology, breeding system, and reproductive success of Adhatoda vasica, an important medicinal plant. Current Science 96: 408-412.
Temeles et al. (2000). Evidence for ecological causation of sexual dimorphism in a hummingbird. Science 289: 441-443.
Also, many thanks to my colleague from college, Geoffrey Giller, for contributing a photograph to the piece! Go follow him on Twitter @GeoffreyGiller and check out his work as a science writer and photographer at his website.