The study demonstrates extensive variation in floral scent among populations of a geographically widespread species, Arabis alpina.
Do male and female flowers of Catasetum orchids differ in floral scent chemistry and emission?
It’s no surprise that a flower releases scent to attract a pollinator, but why would it do it hours before the pollinator is around? New research finds scent can have more than one job.
Some flowers only smell at day and some only at night, but how did they evolve these different rhythms? In our study, we investigate if populations of the same orchid species that are more pollinated either at day or at night show different scent emission rhythms.
Reproductive traits important to coevolving interactions, such as the floral scent of L. bolanderi, may be more canalized than other traits important for plant fitness.