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Ants, Extrafloral Nectaries and Herbivory on the Passion Vine, Passiflora incarnata

Author(s): D. K. McLain

Year: 1983

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Midland Naturalist
Volume: 110
Issue: 2
Pages: 433-439

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Seed increase,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Old field

Species Referenced: Passiflora incarnata (Purple passionflower),

Abstract

Investigates the relationship among extra-floral nectaries, ants, and herbivory on Passiflora incarnata. Plants with extrafloral nectaries removed attracted fewer ants, had increased herbivory, produced fewer fruits.

Suggested Citation

D. K. McLain. "Ants, Extrafloral Nectaries and Herbivory on the Passion Vine, Passiflora incarnata." American Midland Naturalist 110.2 (1983): 433-439.

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