Evidence for progenitor-derivative speciation in sexually deceptive orchids.


BACKGROUND AND AIMS Sexually deceptive orchids of the genus Ophrys use mimicry of pollinator females to attract specific pollinators. Pollinator shifts may drive speciation in Ophrys, since novel pollinators may in principle act as isolating factors immediately. It is thus possible that evolution of novel species occurs rapidly and with a progenitor… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcr239