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The relative importance of diurnal and nocturnal pollinators of Platanthera hologlottis Maxim. (Orchidaceae)

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Title: The relative importance of diurnal and nocturnal pollinators of Platanthera hologlottis Maxim. (Orchidaceae)
Authors: Hattori, Mitsuru / Tamada, Yoko / Itino, Takao
Issue Date: 23-Apr-2020
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Citation: Journal of Plant Interactions, 15(1), pp.106-110; 2020
Abstract: Most flowering plants are visited by various pollinator insects. To understand floral specialization for pollinators, the relative importance of different flower visitors to the focal plant species should be revealed. In the present study, we observed the insects that visited the orchid Platanthera hologlottis throughout the day and night using interval timer photography to reveal the relative importance of diurnal and nocturnal flower visitors. We observed visitation by both diurnal (e.g. the butterfly Ochlodes ochraceus) and nocturnal (e.g. the moth Thysanoplusia intermixta) insects and examined their relative contribution to fruit production and pollinarium removal experimentally. Results showed that the fitness was higher in flowers visited by nocturnal insects than in those visited by diurnal insects. These results suggest that the floral traits of P. hologlottis may be specialized for nocturnal flower visitors rather than diurnal flower visitors.
Keywords: Diurnal pollination / moth-pollination syndrome / mutualism / nocturnal pollination / Platanthera hologlottis
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/39979
ISSN: 17429145
DOI: 10.1080/17429145.2020.1754476
Rights: © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Type: Journal Article
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