Reproductive Success of the Rare Endemic Orchis galilaea (Orchidaceae) in Lebanon.

Machaka-Houri, N., Al-Zein, M.S., Westbury, Duncan B and Talhouk, S.N. (2012) Reproductive Success of the Rare Endemic Orchis galilaea (Orchidaceae) in Lebanon. Turkish Journal of Botany, 36 (6). pp. 677-682.

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The biology and ecology of Orchis galilaea Schltr., a species endemic to Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan, is poorly studied, a fact that hinders present and future management and conservation efforts concerning this species. In this paper, we report findings of a field investigation that assessed the impact of altitude, population density, and plant size on the reproductive success of O. galilaea. The results revealed that plant size and population density were significantly correlated with reproductive success while altitude was not. This study is part of ongoing research on the ecological responses of O. galilaea and provides a baseline for understanding the conservation potentials for this rare endemic species.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: altitude, population density, plant size, fruit set, deceptive pollination, conservation
Divisions: Land and Property Management
Depositing User: Professor Duncan Westbury
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2024 09:21
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2024 09:21

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