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Speciation in the Orchidaceae: confronting the challenges

Peakall, Rodney


The Orchidaceae is renowned for its large number of species (19 500) and its many diverse, even bizarre, specialized pollination systems. One unusual feature of orchids is the high frequency of food deception whereby animal pollination is achieved without providing nectar, pollen or other food rewards. Food-deceptive pollination is estimated to occur in approximately one-third of all orchids. Equally intriguing is pollination by sexual deception whereby pollination is achieved by the sexual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Molecular Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03311.x


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