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The Adaptations of Behaving Plants

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The warty hammer orchid is only one of many plants with moving parts that play an adaptive role in the life of these organisms. This chapter examines Darwin’s methods of studying plant behavior, with ... More


Adaptations and Maladaptations

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many evolutionary biologists have followed Darwin in employing an adaptationist approach to a broad range of puzzles, including those cases in which animals and plants appear to possess nonadaptive ... More


The History in Evolution

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the way in which evolutionary biologists accomplish the goal of uncovering evolutionary history through the comparative method. This method is contrasted with that of the ... More


Happy Hunting

John Alcock

in An Enthusiasm for Orchids: Sex and Deception in Plant Evolution

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182743
eISBN:
9780199790005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182743.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a guide to becoming an orchid enthusiast, especially one eager to visit and explore Australia in search of these marvelous plants. Suggestions are made to assist a visitor to ... More


Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Georgius Rumphius

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This book presents features and the development of different type of orchids. More than three-quarters of known orchid species are tropical and about three-quarters of all species are epiphytes, that ... More


Swann and Odette

Daniel Karlin

in Proust’s English

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199256891
eISBN:
9780191698392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256891.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Odette and Swann. The relationship is inflected by Englishness in a deep and significant way, one which begins to suggest the architectonic power of ... More


Visions of Possibilities: Religion and/as “Hospitality” in Lloyd Fernando's Novels

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Drawing on Weber's concept of charisma, and reading it against Derrida and Levinas's notion of hospitality, this chapter delineates the (im)possibility of such a grand vision of unity and peace in a ... More


Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

William Louis Stern

Mary Gregory and David F. Cutler (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

For many years orchids have been among the most popular of ornamental plants, with thousands of species and hybrids cultivated worldwide for the diversity, beauty, and intricacy of their flowers. ... More


Analysis of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna

Grady L. Webster and Robert M. Rhode

in Plant Diversity of an Andean Cloud Forest: Inventory of the Vascular Flora of Maquipucuna, Ecuador

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098305
eISBN:
9780520915930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098305.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter presents an analysis of the recorded vascular plant taxa of Maquipucuna. It provides a list of the 16 most species-rich vascular plants, vascular plants with the largest number of native ... More


Descriptions of Vegetative Anatomy of Orchidaceae

Alec M. Pridgeon

in Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the vegetative anatomy of orchidaceae, which is categorized into different classifications. These classifications include subfamily ApostasioideaeGaray, subfamily ... More


Darwin's Orchids: Then and Now

Retha Edens-Meier and Peter Bernhardt (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226044910
eISBN:
9780226173641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226173641.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

A quorum of scientists, conducting field and laboratory research on orchid pollination in eleven countries, offer reviews and results to celebrate the 150th anniversary of On The Various Contrivances ... More


Sixteen

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter lays the foundation for the ultimate trajectory of Barbara’s career as a film actress, concurrently providing plot, production, and critical reception information for each film ... More


Eighteen

Sherri Snyder

in Barbara La Marr: The Girl Who Was Too Beautiful for Hollywood

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174259
eISBN:
9780813174839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174259.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, building upon the foundation of Barbara’s vamp typecasting established in Chapter 16, involves a comprehensive exploration of a pivotal point in Barbara’s film acting career. She ... More


Botany and the Return to the Itajaí, 1865–1869

David A. West

in Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Müller reacted to Darwin in three phases. First, between 1861 and 1863 he restructured his own research after reading Darwin’s Origin. Next, in 1865, he initiated correspondence with Darwin in direct ... More


Story, Memory, History

John P. Rosa

in Local Story: The Massie-Kahahawai Case and the Culture of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828257
eISBN:
9780824868468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828257.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter surveys popular renderings of the Massie case that have appeared in print, film, educational curricula, or live performances from the 1930s to the twenty-first century. In the first ... More


Generalized food deception

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

in Floral Mimicry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

The majority of rewardless plant species are not specific mimics of the flowers of other species; instead, they deploy a generalized set of floral signals to attract pollinators. These generalized ... More


Sexual mimicry

Steven D. Johnson and Florian P. Schiestl

in Floral Mimicry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198732693
eISBN:
9780191796975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732693.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

Sexual mimicry involves extensive floral modifications, particularly the evolution of highly specialized volatile signals to attract male insects. The study of sexual mimicry in plants has given new ... More


Introduction

Alec M. Pridgeon

in Anatomy of the Monocotyledons Volume X: Orchidaceae

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199689071
eISBN:
9780191810190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199689071.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This introductory chapter discusses various aspects of this research on orchid anatomy. These include size and distribution, habitats, diversity, vegetative morphology, reproductive morphology, ... More


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