Flowering plants have had an intimate relationship with insects for millions of years. Indeed, this is often cited as an example of co-evolution , particularly with regards to the flowers and their pollination by the insects. However, this has also given parasites millions of years to adapt too.
This study identifies saprotrophic mycorrhizal fungi for seven mycoheterotrophic orchid species growing in four humid and warm subtropical forests in Taiwan
A better understanding of germination and seedling establishment is needed for the conservation of vulnerable or threatened orchid populations.
A combined approach of asymptotic and transient dynamics expands the understanding of possible population changes for a rare epiphytic orchid.
Say the name Charles Darwin and pollination is not the first thing that springs to most people’s minds.
The Chiloglottis trapeziformis orchid attracts male wasp pollinators using chiloglottones, a newly discovered class of volatile substances.
The aerial roots of epiphytic plants perched high above the ground on trees photosynthesise, as well as absorbing water from their surroundings.
The largest subfamily of orchids represents one of the most significant diversifications among flowering plants.
A survey of flowers of 16 species of Lockhartia determines that all have elaiophores (oil glands) of the trichomal type.
Orchids may be found everywhere, but which orchid is found where depends on the tastes of their partners.
Non-native earthworms have invaded ecosystems around the world but only recently received attention after invading northern North America.
Although micropropagation is a common method these days, much of the science behind regeneration of whole plants from tiny specks of plant tissue remains uncertain.