Mechanisms and evolution of deceptive pollination in orchids.

@article{Jerskov2006MechanismsAE,
  title={Mechanisms and evolution of deceptive pollination in orchids.},
  author={Jana Jers{\'a}kov{\'a} and Steven D. Johnson and Pavel Kindlmann},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={219-35}
}
The orchid family is renowned for its enormous diversity of pollination mechanisms and unusually high occurrence of non-rewarding flowers compared to other plant families. The mechanisms of deception in orchids include generalized food deception, food-deceptive floral mimicry, brood-site imitation, shelter imitation, pseudoantagonism, rendezvous attraction and sexual deception. Generalized food deception is the most common mechanism (reported in 38 genera) followed by sexual deception (18… CONTINUE READING
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