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Breaking the rules: discovery of sexual deception inCaladenia abbreviata (Orchidaceae), a species with brightly coloured flowers and a non-insectiform labellum

Phillips, Ryan; Peakall, Rodney


Caladenia is exceptional among orchid genera in that it contains both species pollinated by sexual deception and species pollinated by food-foraging insects. Whereas pollination strategies have been elucidated in some species complexes, others groups have received limited attention, hampering our ability to understand the evolution of the exceptional diversity of species and floral traits in Caladenia. Here, we conducted the first detailed pollination study of a member of the Caladenia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT17151
Access Rights: Open Access


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