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Rain pollination provides reproductive assurance in a deceptive orchid

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Botany, July 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
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Title
Rain pollination provides reproductive assurance in a deceptive orchid
Published in
Annals of Botany, July 2012
DOI 10.1093/aob/mcs165
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Authors

Xu-Li Fan, Spencer C. H. Barrett, Hua Lin, Ling-Ling Chen, Xiang Zhou, Jiang-Yun Gao

Abstract

Abiotic pollination by wind or water is well established in flowering plants. In some species pollination by rain splashes, a condition known as ombrophily, has been proposed as a floral strategy. However, evidence for this type of abiotic pollination has remained controversial and many reported cases have subsequently been shown to be false. This study investigates ombrophily in the deceptive orchid Acampe rigida to determine the mechanism by which this species is able to maintain high fecundity, despite flowering during the rainy season in south-west China when pollinators are scarce.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 66 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 17%
Researcher 11 16%
Student > Bachelor 6 9%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 13 19%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 42 61%
Environmental Science 8 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Arts and Humanities 1 1%
Computer Science 1 1%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 11 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 April 2021.
All research outputs
#2,019,119
of 20,842,105 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Botany
#630
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#13,235
of 146,916 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Botany
#1
of 22 outputs
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