psychophily

psychophily

(saɪˈkɒfɪlɪ)
n
(Biology) the pollination of flowers by butterflies
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The syndromes of psychophily and cantharophily were represented by only a single species each, and these were observed flowering only during the rainy season.
12 tree phalenophily Mandevilla tenuifolia (Mikan) 11 herb psychophily ASCLEP1ADACEAE Marsdenia megalantha Goyder & Morillo 4 vine melittophily Matellea sp 9 herb melittophily BIGNONIACEAE Dolichandra quadrivalvis (Jacq.
tinctoria, the floral characteristics such as white colour of the flower, lack of odour, short-tubed corolla with deep seated hexose-rich nectar accounting for 15-18% sugar concentration characterized psychophily.