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Pollination by nectar-foraging thynnine wasps: Evidence of a new specialized pollination system for Australian orchids

Reiter, Noushka; Bohman, Bjorn; Flematti, Gavin; Phillips, Ryan


Specialized pollination systems can contribute to plant diversification and species co-existence, but they also have important implications for plant conservation due to the potential risks of relying on a small number of pollinator species. Here, we studied pollination of Caladenia colorata (Orchidaceae), a rare species with floral traits intermediate between those that characterize Caladenia spp. pollinated by food foraging insects and those pollinated by sexual deception of thynnine wasps....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/boy058


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