Nectar-producing flowers (a nectary from Abutilon striatum seen here) often experience coevolution. Coevolution is the process where two or more species reciprocally affect each other’s evolution. In one example, Angraecoid orchids and African moths coevolve because the flowers depend on the moths for pollination while the moths depend on the flowers for nectar. Changes in one species would affect the survival—and eventual evolution—of the other species.
Image by Dr. Anthony W. Robards.
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Nectar-producing flowers (a nectary from Abutilon striatum seen here) often experience coevolution. Coevolution is the process where two or more species reciprocally affect each other’s evolution. In one example, Angraecoid orchids and African moths coevolve because the flowers depend on the moths for pollination while the moths depend on the flowers for nectar. Changes in one species would affect the survival—and eventual evolution—of the other species.

Image by Dr. Anthony W. Robards.

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