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The Chemistry of Sexual Deception in an Orchid-Wasp Pollination System

Schiestl, Florian; Peakall, Rodney; Mant, J; Ibarra, Fernando; Schulz, Claudia; Franke, Stephan; Francke, Wittko


The "sexually deceptive" orchid Chiloglottis trapeziformis attracts males of its pollinator species, the thynnine wasp Neozeleboria cryptoides, by emitting a unique volatile compound, 2-ethyl-5-propylcyclohexan-1,3-dione, which is also produced by female

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1087835


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