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The olfactory component of floral display in Asimina and Deeringothamnus (Annonaceae)
Author(s): K. R. Goodrich and R. A. Raguso
Publication Type: Article
Journal: New Phytologist
Article Topic(s): Chemistry,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory
AbstractInvestigates floral scent in three species in the Annonaceae, including Annona glabra and Asimina species. The floral scents were highly variable and depended on floral organ, sexual stage, and species. Maroon-flowered Asimina species produce fermentation volatiles perhaps mimicking the decaying scents of fly-pollinated species. The scent of Annona glabra is common to tropical Annonaceae and is typical of beetle pollination systems.
Suggested CitationK. R. Goodrich and R. A. Raguso. "The olfactory component of floral display in Asimina and Deeringothamnus (Annonaceae)." New Phytologist 183.2 (2009): 457-469.