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Halloween Special: First record of bat-pollination in Tillandsia

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Bats are responsible for pollinating several species of plants. A new paper in Annals of Botany reports for the first time bat-pollination of a species in the genus Tillandsia.

Bromeliaceae is a species-rich neotropical plant family, of which Tillandsiais the most diverse genus and includes more than a third of all bromeliad species. The flowers of some species show characteristics typical for…

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