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A wax crystal coating causes ants to slip off, while hornet and bee pollinators can fly right in.
Greater proportions of semi-natural habitat surrounding fields increased bumble bee and honey bee densities.
Displaying flowers in light rather than shadow should help them attract pollinators, but a good display can also attract thieves.
A greater concentration of a compound present throughout the species allowed one morph to attract bee pollinators.
A smaller stigma-anther separation in annuals seems to indicate a genetic basis for mating system differences.
Are plants on the edge of their population at a disadvantage when it comes to pollination?
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Can the presence of a competitor plant modulate neighbouring insect-pollinated plant attractiveness to pollinators and resulting fecundity?
Do male and female flowers of Catasetum orchids differ in floral scent chemistry and emission?
The ecological niche of 14 orchids is more determined by bedrock and land cover than their mating systems.
Research in two new papers shows how ants can interfere with pollination, but this interference is complicated.
What makes orchids unique can also make saving them a challenge.