Question and Answer


 From: PT@aol.com
Date sent: Tue, 23 Apr 2002
Subject: Polination vectors

Hi

I am doing a plantsmanship course at an English Horticultural college and have been tasked to produce an assignment which includes the
question:

'Investigate the pollination mechanisms of a named member of the Orchidaceae family and relate the mechanism to the botanical structure
and form of the flower. Discuss the ecological advantage a particular pollination mechanism confers on the plant.'

I am finding it difficult to find the relevant information and wondered if you could kindly help me. I would be most grateful if you could.

Many thanks in anticipation

Dorothy
 Hi Dorothy

The best book on this subject is
ORCHID FLOWERS THEIR POLLINATION AND EVOLUTION by l van
der Pijl and Calaway H. dodson published by the University of Miami
Press 1966 Library of congress catalogue no 66-28521. A good library
should have this publication despite its age. This publication gives the
best coverage of the subject that I know of. You may be able to find
information on an odd plant, but not the range of coverage contained in
this one

Good luck with your search for a copy

Phil
 


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