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The butterfly Pieris rapae resulting in the reproductive success of two transplanted orchids in a botanical garden

Keywords: Ludisia discolor,Calanthe argenteo-striata,ex situ conservation,Pieris rapae,specialized pollination,pollination efficiency,reproductive success

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Ex-situ conservation is an effective measure to prevent extinction of species.In order to learn the plant-pollinator relationship in ex situ habitat and shed insights into the ex situ conservation,we studied the pollination system and reproductive strategy of two orchids Ludisia discolor from Wutong Mountains,Shenzhen and Calanthe argenteo-striata from Malipo,Yunnan in the Botanical Garden of the National Orchid Conservation Center(NOCC),Shenzhen,southeastern China in 2007 and 2008.Both species have inflore...


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