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Pollinator rarity as a threat to a plant with a specialized pollination system

Phillips, Ryan; Peakall, Rodney; Retter, Bryony A.; Montgomery, Kirke; Menz, Myles H.M.; Davis, Belinda J.; Hayes, Christine; Brown, Graham; Swarts, Nigel D.; Dixon, Kingsley


An increasing diversity of highly specialized pollination systems are being discovered, many of which are likely to be vulnerable to anthropogenic landscape modification. Here, we investigate if a specialized pollination system limits the persistence of Caladenia huegelii (Orchidaceae), an endangered species pollinated by sexual deception of thynnine wasps. Once locally common in part of its geographical range, C.huegelii is now largely restricted to small habitat remnants in urban areas....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/boj.12336


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