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updated: 01/19/11 

Pests on gentians:
insects, fungi, viruses, and mammals that eat or are associated with gentians

photos of animals on gentians
animals living on associated with gentians

 

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Ants:

Ants on the calyx and inside the corolla of Chelonanthus, South America. The calyx has a dorsal glandular keel on each lobe and all species in the genus are frequently visited by ants.

photo: P. J. M. Maas

 

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 Lena Struwe, 2003

 

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For corrections and additions, contact Lena Struwe at struwe@aesop.rutgers.edu