News tagged with orchid

Bees outpace orchids in evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.

Sep 23, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Why are orchids so successful?

In terms of diversity, orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants, with over 22,000 species. Both pollinating animals and mycorrhizal fungi are believed to have been important in the ...

Sep 13, 2011 3 / 5 (1) 0