Burmeistera

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Burmeistera
Burmeistera minutiflora.jpg
Burmeistera minutiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Burmeistera
Species

Many, see text

Burmeistera is a genus of flowering plants in the bellflower family, Campanulaceae. There are 102 species distributed in Central and South America.[1]

These are herbs, shrubs, or lianas. Most have either green or yellow flowers with purple markings and inflated fruit pods.[2]

The flowers of these plants are pollinated by bats, except for Burmeistera rubrosepala, which is pollinated by hummingbirds. Bats such as Anoura geoffroyi and Anoura caudifer visit the flowers for the nectar.[1]

Species include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Muchhala, N., & Potts, M. D. (2007). Character displacement among bat-pollinated flowers of the genus Burmeistera: analysis of mechanism, process and pattern. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 274(1626), 2731-2737.
  2. ^ a b Muchhala, N., & Lammers, T. G. (2005). A new species of Burmeistera (Campanulaceae: Lobelioideae) from Ecuador. Novon, 15, 176-179.