The Flower Watch – Publications

Varma S, Rajesh TP, Manoj K, Asha G, Jobiraj T, Sinu PA (2020) Nectar robbers deter legitimate pollinators by mutilating flowers. Oikos 129: 868-878

Varma, S., Sinu, P.A. 2019. Nectar robbing in bellflowers (Sesamum radiatum) benefited pollinators but unaffected maternal function of plant reproduction. Scientific Reports 9: 8357.

Sinu, P.A., Pooja, A.R., Aneha, K. 2019. Overhead sprinkler irrigation affects pollinators and pollination in Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima). Scientia Horticulturae 258: 108803. (pdf)

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.