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1 December 2018 Snails in the flowers of Campanula jacobaea C.Sm. ex Webb (Campanulaceae) from the island of São Nicolau, Cabo Verde archipelago
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On the eastern flank of the island of São Nicolau in the Cape Verde archipelago, a species of snail Leptaxis bollei (Albers, 1854) (Pulmonata, Hygromiidae) was observed on several occasions in the flowers of Campanula jacobaea C.Sm. ex Webb (Campanulaceae), feeding on anthers and sheltering in the bottom of the corolla. Much more than just a predator, the snail is an occasional but active transporter of pollen on its shell, favouring cross-pollination and considered here a rare example of malacophily.
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and Mathieu L. Gardère "Snails in the flowers of Campanula jacobaea C.Sm. ex Webb (Campanulaceae) from the island of São Nicolau, Cabo Verde archipelago," Adansonia 40(2), (1 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.5252/adansonia2018v40a14
Received: 7 May 2018; Accepted: 29 August 2018; Published: 1 December 2018
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