Tropical Ecology and Conservation [Monteverde Institute]

Alternative Title

Eliminación y visitación de la polinización en Epidendrum radicans (Orchidaceae) y Asclepias curassavica (Asclepiadaceae)

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Publication Date

November 2000

Abstract

The possibility of a floral mimicry complex between Lantana camara, Asclepias curassavica, and Epidendrum radicans sounds appealing based on their similarity in flower color and overlapping ranges in Central America. The pollinia removal in E. radicans and A. curassavica was observed under different conditions of scale and proximity. The conditions for increased pollinia removal in E. radicans are to have a large inflorescence, close proximity to A. curassavica or L. camara in a patch, isolation from other E. radicans, occurrence in less dense patches, and avoidance of patches that contain L. camara. Asclepias curassavica benefits when alone more than when with either E. radicans or L. camara and with increasing flower number in a patch. The findings for E. radicans are consistent with what would be expected for a Batesian mimic with A. curassavica as a model.

Resumen

El posibilidad de una mímica de flores entre Lantana camara, Asclepias curassavica, y Epidendrum radicans esta atractivo porque tienen flores similar y viven en lugares similar en América Central. Diferente condiciones establecieron para observar cuando polen esta quitado de E. radicans. Encontró que más polen esta quitado cuando E. radicans tiene mucho flores en una planta, esta cerca de A. curassavica o L. camara, no esta cerca de otros E. radicans, no esta en arreglos densos, y evita arreglos con L. camara.

Keywords

Mimicry (Biology), Pollination, CIEE Fall 2000

Palabras claves

Mimetismo (Biología), Polinización, CIEE Otoño 2000

Extent

19 pages

Geographic Location

Monteverde (Puntarenas, Costa Rica)

Holding Location

Monteverde Institute

Language

English; Spanish

Media Type

Articles

Format

Digital Only

Identifier

M39-00028

Type

Book

Pollinia removal and visitation in Epidendrum radicans (Orchidaceae) and Asclepias curassavica (Asclepiadaceae)

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