Title: Variation in floral fragrances and pollinators in the Gongora quinquenervis complex (Orchidaceae) in central Panama
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00099343/00001
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Title: Variation in floral fragrances and pollinators in the Gongora quinquenervis complex (Orchidaceae) in central Panama
Alternate Title: Gongora quinquenervis complex (Orchidadeae) in central Panama
Physical Description: vi, 128 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Whitten, William Mark, 1954- ( Dissertant )
Williams, Norris H. ( Thesis advisor )
Stern, William Louis ( Reviewer )
Judd, Walter S. ( Reviewer )
Putz, Francis E. ( Reviewer )
Feinsinger, Peter ( Reviewer )
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 1985
Copyright Date: 1985
Subjects / Keywords: Pollination by insects   ( lcsh )
Botany thesis Ph. D
Orchids -- Reproduction   ( lcsh )
Orchids -- Panama   ( lcsh )
Dissertations, Academic -- Botany -- UF
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Panama -- Central Panama
Abstract: Species of the genus Gonqora (Stanhopeinae: Orchidaceae) are pollinated by fragrance-collecting male euglossine bees (Apidae: Euglossini) . The G. quinquenervis complex contains many species and varieties that differ mainly in flower odor, color, lip morphology, and pollinators. Floral fragrances and pollinators of Gonqora quinquenervis , G. tricolor , and G. gibba were studied at several sites in central Panama. Pollinators were observed in the field. Floral fragrances of 144 plants were analyzed using gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Each morphological species produces a qualitatively distinct fragrance that attracts a unique set of pollinators. Variation also exists within species. Principal component analysis and cluster analysis reveal two fragrance taxa within both G. tricolor and within G. quinquenervis . Both taxa of G. tricolor attract the same pollinator. The two taxa of G. quinquenervis attract different pollinators and appear to be reproductively isolated sibling species. Floral fragrances are useful characters in distinguishing ethologically-isolated sibling species of euglossinepollinated orchids.
Statement of Responsibility: by William Mark Whitten.
Thesis: Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Florida, 1985.
Bibliography: Bibliography: leaves 121-127.
Original Version: Typescript.
General Note: Vita.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00099343
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: alephbibnum - 000529316
oclc - 13493507
notis - ACV1679


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