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Masquerading as pea plants: behavioural and morphological evidence for mimicry of multiple models in an Australian orchid

Scaccabarozzi, Daniela; Cozzolino, Salvatore; Guzzetti, Lorenzo; Galimberti, Andrea; Milne, Lynne; Dixon, Kingsley W; Phillips, Ryan D

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Background and Aims While there is increasing recognition of Batesian floral mimicry in plants, there are few confirmed cases where mimicry involves more than one model species. Here, we test for pollination by mimicry in Diuris (Orchidaceae), a genus hypothesized to attract pollinators via mimicry of a range of co-occurring pea plants (Faboideae). Methods Observations of pollinator behaviour were made for Diuris brumalis using arrays of orchid flowers. An analysis of floral traits in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-11-30
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/156993
Source: Annals of botany
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcy166
Access Rights: Open access via publisher website

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