It is evident that much remains to be learnt about the chemistry of pollination by sexual deception of male bees. Semiochemicals involved in wasp pollination. While male bee pollination dominates across much of the Ophrys genus, scoliid and sphecid wasps pollinate several species.Cited by: 28. Important Findings. This is the first report of sexual deception through pseudocopulation in two genera, occurring in Serapias lingua and Iris paradoxa, and is the first report of pseudocopulation in Iridaceae.This pollination strategy is associated with Ophrys in Orchidaceae and is only known from a handful of other species. Ancestral reconstructions showed that in Serapias and Iris sexual.
New cases of pollination by sexual deception continue to be discovered, with the strategy now confirmed for at least 22 genera of orchid (Phillips et al. 2014b;Arakaki et al. 2016;Bohman et al Author: Anne C. Gaskett. Jan 20, 2011 · M. R. Whitehead, C. C. Linde and R. Peakall, Pollination by sexual deception promotes outcrossing and mate diversity in self‐compatible clonal orchids, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 28, 8, (1526-1541), (2015).Cited by: 167.
Dec 07, 2012 · Pollination by sexual deception is arguably one of the most unusual liaisons linking plants and insects, and perhaps the most illustrative example of extreme floral specialization in angiosperms. While considerable progress has been made in understanding the floral traits involved in sexual Cited by: 40. Apr 26, 2019 · Abstract. Pterostylis is a diverse genus of terrestrial orchids with dull-coloured trap flowers, of which pollination has largely remained a mystery. Recently, one species has been confirmed to achieve pollination by the sexual deception of male fungus gnats. Here we assess if this pollination mechanism is used more widely in the genus.Author: Noushka Reiter, Noushka Reiter, Marc Freestone, Marc Freestone, Graham Brown, Graham Brown, Rod Peak.
Abstract: Although the majority of flowering plants achieve pollination by exploiting the food‐seeking behavior of animals, some use alternative ploys that exploit their mate‐seeking behavior. Sexual deception is currently known only from the Orchidaceae and almost always involves pollination by male hymenoptera. An outstanding problem has been to identify the selective factors in plants Cited by: 82. Pollination by sexual deception of male pollinators is known only in orchids from Australia and Europe. These orchid flowers mimic the odour and appearance of female insects and pollination is achieved during mating attempts by the male.