Pollination of Cypripedium reginae publication
- Dear Colleagues:This paper was published as part of a Festschrift for my friend, the late, Dr Surrey Jacobs. He had a wonderful sense of humor and this explains the subtitle of our publication. You will see, though, that size does matter. We would like to thank Professor Luo Yi-bo (Beijing) for his superior work that should convince all of us to measure the bodies of pollinating insects and the dimensions of flowers that function as pollinator traps. The Bernhardt/Meier lab continues its research on the pollination biology of rare and threatened species.Peter
THANK YOU so much for posting the paper. I will add the overall theme of Size does Matter (co-evolution is often distinct) to my nature and botanical tours.
This paper will be a supplement to my copy of Van der Pijl’s book- Orchid Flowers Their Pollination and Evolution
Anita Schiller Howlett, naturalist
Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
20634 Kenswick Dr. Humble, TX 77338