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The olfactory component of floral display in Asimina and Deeringothamnus (Annonaceae)

Author(s): K. R. Goodrich and R. A. Raguso

Year: 2009

Publication Type: Article
Journal: New Phytologist
Volume: 183
Issue: 2
Pages: 457-469

Article Topic(s): Chemistry,Pollination
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Annona glabra (Pond apple), Asimina reticulata (Netted pawpaw),


Investigates 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.

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K. R. Goodrich and R. A. Raguso. "The olfactory component of floral display in Asimina and Deeringothamnus (Annonaceae)." New Phytologist 183.2 (2009): 457-469.

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