1984: The Ecology and Evolution of Calathea ovandensis

Carol Yoon

Carol Yoon

Calathea ovandensis is an herbacous flowering plant that lives in the understory of secondary forest in the Neotropics. In this project, we monitored visitations of insect pollinators, both bees and butterflies, to individual plants in several plots of Calathea ovandensis in a forest in Veracruz, Mexico. We recorded, among other things, which species came and how often they visited. I was a field assistant on the project to Dr. Carol C. Horvitz, now of the University of Miami, and Dr. Douglas Schemske, now of Michigan State University.