The Flower Watch – Publications

Sinu, P.A., Varma, S., Reshmi, K.S., Aswathi, K., Megha, P.P., Jasna, T.V., Nikhila Reshmi, N.V., Sibisha, V.C. (2019) Effect of flower sex ratio on fruit set in pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima). Scientia Horticulturae 246: 1005 – 1008.

Kuriakose, G., Sinu, P.A., K.R. Shivanna (2018) Floral traits predict pollination syndrome in Syzygium spp: a study on four endemic species of the Western Ghats, India. Australian Journal of Botany 66: 575 – 582.

Kuriakos, G., Sinu, P.A., K.R. Shivanna (2018) Ant pollination in Syzygium occidentale, an endemic tree species of tropical rain forests of the Western Ghats, India. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 12: 647 – 655.

Sinu P.A., V.C. Sibisha, M.V. Nikhila Reshmi, K.S. Reshmi, T.V. Jasna, K. Aswathy, P.P. Megha  (2017) Invasive ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) disrupts pollination in pumpkin. Biological Invasions 19: 2599-2607

Garibaldi, L. A., …Sinu, P.A. et al. (2015) Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversityJournal of Applied Ecology 52: 1436-1444. (Editor’s choice)

Anusree, T., Abhina, C., Lishiba, P. P., Rasna, T. V., Varma, S., & Sinu, P. A. (2015). Flower sex expression in cucurbit crops of Kerala: implications for pollination and fruitsetCurrent Science 109: 2299-2302.

Sinu, P.A. (2012). Bumblebee pollination in large cardamom. Current Science 101: 828 – 829.

Sinu, P. A., Kuriakose, G., & Chandrashekara, K. (2011). Epiphytic orchid diversity in farmer-managed Soppinabetta forests of Western Ghats: implications for conservationCurrent Science 101: 1337-1346.

Sinu, P. A., Kuriakose, G., & Shivanna, K. R. (2011). Is the bumblebee (Bombus haemorrhoidalis) the only pollinator of large cardamom in central Himalayas, India?Apidologie 42: 690-695.

Sinu, P. A. (2010). Nectar robbery in mangrovesCurrent Science 99: 558.

Sinu, P. A., & Shivanna, K. R. (2007). Pollination biology of large cardamom (Amomum subulatum)Current Science93(4), 548-552.

Kuriakose, G., Sinu, P. A., & Shivanna, K. R. (2009). Domestication of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) in Western Ghats, India: divergence in productive traits and a shift in major pollinatorsAnnals of botany103(5), 727-733.

Sinu, P. A., & Shivanna, K. R. (2007). Pollination ecology of cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) in the Western Ghats, IndiaJournal of Tropical Ecology23(04), 493-496.