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ANT-PLANTS: Ants Inhabiting Orchids

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Thought to be true symbiosis; some can be cultivated for long without ants; others rarely survive long without them; no evidence that ants are pollinators, list of 21 plants that harbour ants; refer to AU79-211
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