Pollinator Behaviour on a Food-Deceptive Orchid Calypso bulbosa and Coflowering Species

@inproceedings{Tuomi2015PollinatorBO,
  title={Pollinator Behaviour on a Food-Deceptive Orchid Calypso bulbosa and Coflowering Species},
  author={J. Tuomi and Juho L{\"a}ms{\"a} and Lauri Wannas and Thomas Abeli and Anne J{\"a}k{\"a}l{\"a}niemi},
  booktitle={TheScientificWorldJournal},
  year={2015}
}
Food deception as a pollination strategy has inspired many studies over the last few decades. Pollinator deception has evolved in many orchids possibly to enhance outcrossing. Food-deceptive orchids usually have low pollinator visitation rates as compared to rewarding species. They may benefit in visitations from the presence (magnet-species hypothesis) or, alternatively, absence of coflowering rewarding species (competition hypothesis). We present data on pollinator visitations on a deceptive… CONTINUE READING
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