The unique pollination ofLeporella fimbriata (Orchidaceae): Pollination by pseudocopulating male ants (Myrmecia urens, Formicidae)

@article{Peakall2004TheUP,
  title={The unique pollination ofLeporella fimbriata (Orchidaceae): Pollination by pseudocopulating male ants (Myrmecia urens, Formicidae)},
  author={Rod Peakall},
  journal={Plant Systematics and Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={167},
  pages={137-148}
}
  • R. Peakall
  • Published 12 July 1989
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Systematics and Evolution
Leporella fimbriata is a self compatible orchid of southern Australia. [] Key Result Departure from the labellum usually resulted in pollinium removal. Pollinator movements were restricted and the distribution leptokurtic with a mean of 3.141 ± 4.59 m. Pollination was widespread but variable from site to site and season to season with a maximum of 70% of all flowers being pollinated. Pollinator limitation is indicated. Traits essential for this pollination interaction include the coincidence of orchid and…

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