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Evidence for a food-deceptive pollination system using Hylaeus bees in Caladenia hildae (Orchidaceae)

Phillips, Ryan; Batley, Michael


Numerous orchid species are pollinated by food deception, where rewardless flowers attract foraging pollinators through the mimicry of other flowers or the use of non-specific floral signals. Here we investigate the pollination of Caladenia hildae, a member of a diverse Australian genus containing species pollinated by sexual deception, and species pollinated by food foraging pollinators. Despite eight bee species occurring at the main study site, only food foraging bees of a single species of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.1071/BT20002
Access Rights: Open Access


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