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The pollination ecology of dactylorhiza sambucina orchidaceae



The pollination ecology of dactylorhiza sambucina orchidaceae



Botaniska Notiser 133(3): 367-386



Interactions between anthophilous insects and D. sambucina L. Soo were studied in 3 Swedish populations. Queens of Bombus Latr. (Hymenoptera, Apidae) dominated as visitors and transported about 90% of the pollinaria. The species acts by deceit and obviously exploits a short stage of the queens' lives when they are newly emerged after hibernation and have not established foraging routes and are inexperienced on food-flowers. Unconditioned scouring queens are induced to visit the gregarious D. sambucina due to its comparative superiority in floral display and perhaps its strong floral terpene emission. D. sambucina seems not to mimic concurrently flowering bumble-bee-plants. After a few exploratory nonrewarding visits predominantly to the lowermost flowers in a very few inflorescences, queens hurriedly leave the place in renewed scouring and searching. Their behavioral response on deception produces a characteristic decline in fruit-setting within inflorescences. Interactive floral and insect morphologies indicate optimal adaptation to queens of species having medium-long probosces, median-broad faces and bare center of the clypeus. The legitimate pollinators in the study areas are queens of B. lapidarius (L.) and B. sylvarum (L.).

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