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Plants

  • By: Caitlin Homan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

In 1793, researchers discovered that some plants offer no reward to their pollinators, relying instead on deception for pollination. Deceptive plants possess traits that signal rewards they do not offer, such as food, mating opportunities, refuge, and oviposition sites. An exception ...

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