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Extrafloral nectaries and plant guarding in Ipomoea pandurata (L.) GFW Mey.(Convolvulaceae)

Author(s): R. L. Beckmann and J. M. Stucky

Year: 1981

Publication Type: Article
Journal: American Journal of Botany
Volume: 68
Issue: 1
Pages: 72-79

Article Topic(s): Competition
Research Setting(s): Field

Species Referenced: Ipomoea pandurata (Man of the earth),


Researchers report that Ipomoea panduta in North Carolina and South Carolina attract ants and wasps with extrafloral nectaries that protect the plants from herbivorous insects.

Suggested Citation

R. L. Beckmann and J. M. Stucky. "Extrafloral nectaries and plant guarding in Ipomoea pandurata (L.) GFW Mey.(Convolvulaceae)." American Journal of Botany 68.1 (1981): 72-79.

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