plants and foraging strategies of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
caesalpiniifolia pollen is often over-represented compared to the nectar produced because this species is mainly polliniferous. Luz et al.
Barth (2005) reported that nectar plants are more important than pollen plants for honey production, although some of the pollen found in honey is from anemophilous and polliniferous plants.
In spite of their high frequency in some samples, the polliniferous
types Cecropia (Moraceae) and Piper (Piperaceae) were removed from the total due to the fact that they do not contain nectar.
Whatever, okra is a highly polliniferous
floral plant able enough to substantially contribute to the maintaining of the nutritional needs of the wild bee species.
This species is a polliniferous plant which has a very broad surface of distribution.
These results were due to the type of blossoming plant (polliniferous plants) visited by the workers.
plants aud foraging strategles of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Nectar and pollen are two of the rewards that plants offer to pollinators, so according to this, entomophilous plants can be divided into three groups: (1) nectariferous, (2) polliniferous
and (3) nectariferous-polliniferous.
Souza B, Roubik DW, Barth OM, Heard T, Enriquez E, Carvalho C, Villas-Boas J, Marchini L, Locatelli J, Persano-Oddo L, Almeida-Muradian L, Villanueva GR (2002) Polliniferous
plants and foraging strategies of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Specimens used for foliar epidermal analysis were also used as a source for polliniferous