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Table 1 Floral odour chemistry in the hybrid zone

From: Hybrid floral scent novelty drives pollinator shift in sexually deceptive orchids

Orchid taxa Number of floral odour compounds identified (% of total) Number of taxon-specific odour compounds identified
Ophrys arachnitiformis 64 (80%) 3
Hybrids 73 (91.25%) 2
Ophrys lupercalis 66 (82.5%) 1
  1. Summary of floral odour compound production in each orchid taxon of the hybrid zone investigated. A total of 80 odour compounds have been identified, 48 (i.e. 60%) of which were produced by all three taxa simultaneously.