Thespesia populnea (L.) Sol. ex Correa Main specimen
Malvaceae
{ Reproduction & Dispersal }

  • Sex distribution :
    Thespesia populnea is bisexual (each flower of each individual has both male and female structures).
  • Mode of pollination :
    Thespesia populnea is pollinated by a wide variety of insects and sunbirds (in India).
  • Seed dispersal :
    Mechanical dispersal : barochory (dispersal of seeds by gravity), self-propagation.
  • Thespesia populnea flower reproductive structures
    Thespesia populnea flower reproductive structures
    Thespesia populnea stamens and stigma
    Thespesia populnea ovary