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Scent variation and hybridization cause the displacement of a sexually deceptive orchid species

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Stoekl,  J.
Department of Neuroethology, MPI for Chemical Ecology, Max Planck Society;

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Stoekl, J., Schlueter, P. M., Stuessy, T. F., Paulus, H. F., Assum, G., & Ayasse, M. (2008). Scent variation and hybridization cause the displacement of a sexually deceptive orchid species. American Journal of Botany, 95(4), 472-481. doi:10.3732/ajb.95.4.472.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0012-A930-2
Abstract
In the sexually deceptive orchid genus Ophrys, reproductive isolation is based on the specific attraction of mates of a single pollinator species, mostly bees, by mimicking the female sex pheromone of this species. Changes in the floral odor can lead to