Mutual Reproductive Benefits Between a Wild Orchid, Bulbophyllum patens, and Bactrocera Fruit Flies via a Floral Synomone

@article{Tan2004MutualRB,
  title={Mutual Reproductive Benefits Between a Wild Orchid, Bulbophyllum patens, and Bactrocera Fruit Flies via a Floral Synomone},
  author={K. Tan and R. Nishida},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={533-546}
}
  • K. Tan, R. Nishida
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Journal of Chemical Ecology
  • The solitary flower of Bulbophyllum patens selectively attracts male fruit flies of several Bactrocera species with a specific fragrance in the rain forest of Malaysia. It temporarily traps flies between its hinged see-saw lip and column for pollination. The attractant component is zingerone [4-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-2-butanone], a pungent essence of ginger. Zingerone has a structure resembling two major fruit fly attractants (methyl eugenol and raspberry ketone) and shows potency to… CONTINUE READING
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