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Chemical communication in the sexually deceptive orchid genus Cryptostylis

Schiestl, Florian; Peakall, Rodney; Mant, J

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Pollination by sexual deception is among the most intriguing of orchid pollination syndromes. Odours are well established as the primary stimuli for sexually attracting the male insect pollinators in these orchids. We applied gas chromatography with electroantennographic detection (GC-EAD) to investigate chemical communication between the sympatric, but morphologically distinct, orchids Cryptostylis erecta and C. subulata and their pollinators. Cryptostylis is unusual among sexually deceptive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/75670
Source: Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8339.2003.00249.x

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