Orchid study discovers novel pollinator

Wednesday 3 June 2015
Kneeling hammer orchid. Credit: Ryan Phillips
Kneeling hammer orchid. Credit: Ryan Phillips

A paper by Ryan Phillips, Bjorn Bohman, Rod Peakall (Peakall Group, EEG) and colleagues and published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology has been featured in online media. The study investigated Western Australian populations of a rare orchid, Drakaea concolor, and discovered that one population attracted a novel, common species of wasp pollinator in addition to a known rare wasp species.

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