floral syndromes accurately predict pollination by a specialized oil-collecting bee (rediviva peringueyi, melittidae) in a guild of south african orchids (coryciinae).the long-standing notion of pollination syndromes, which postulates that plants form recognizable groups according to pollinator type, has been challenged recently on the basis of apparent widespread generalization in pollination systems. as a test of the pollination syndrome concept, i examined the pollination biology of a group of 15 orchids that share a recognizable syndrome of floral features that includes yellow-green coloration, oil secretion, pungent scent, shallow flowers, and a septembe ...200621642155
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