also pol·len·if·er·ous  (pŏl′ə-nĭf′ər-əs)
1. Producing or yielding pollen.
2. Adapted for carrying pollen.
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(ˌpɒlɪˈnɪfərəs) or


1. (Botany) producing pollen: polliniferous plants.
2. (Zoology) specialized for carrying pollen: the polliniferous legs of bees.
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Polliniferous plants aud foraging strategles of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
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