Our main areas of interest are: evolution of pollination systems, reproduction biology, anatomy and systematics of plants. Our projects aims to understand the flower mechanisms related to pollination, to perform studies on flower rewards through morpho-anatomic plus histochemical analyses, and the influence of pollinator diversity on the reproductive success of plants based on fieldwork and laboratory investigations. Furthermore, we have interest on studies about evolution of flower attributes related to pollinator attraction, such as floral fragrance and reflectance. Although our production covers a diversity of plant groups, our main projects are focused on Orchidaceae. Thus, we also have interest in the diversity of orchids in the Neotropics.
Currently, the LBMBP Lab has the whole structure to develop our projects. The LBMBP Lab also has an Orchid House with more than 1600 specimens of orchids, which are used in our projects.
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