Fragrance composition of Dendrophylax lindenii (Orchidaceae) using a novel technique applied in situ

@article{Sadler2012FragranceCO,
  title={Fragrance composition of Dendrophylax lindenii (Orchidaceae) using a novel technique applied in situ},
  author={James J. Sadler and Jacylyn M. Smith and Lawrence W Zettler and Hans T. Alborn and Larry W. Richardson},
  journal={European journal of environmental sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={1},
  pages={137-141}
}
The ghost orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii (Lindley) Bentham ex Rolfe (Orchidaceae), is one of North America’s rarest and well-known orchids. Native to Cuba and SW Florida where it frequents shaded swamps as an epiphyte, the species has experienced steady decline. Little information exists on D. lindenii’s biology in situ, raising conservation concerns. During the summer of 2009 at an undisclosed population in Collier County, FL, a substantial number (ca. 13) of plants initiated anthesis offering… 

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