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The pollination of Canavalia virosa by Xylocopid and Magachilid bees

C. H. Stirton
Bothalia | Vol 12, No 2 | a1401 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v12i2.1401 | © 1977 C. H. Stirton | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 November 1977 | Published: 11 November 1977

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C. H. Stirton, Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agricultural Technical Services, South Africa

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Abstract

The floral morphology of Canavalia virosa (Roxb). Wight & Arn. is discussed in relation to pollination by Xylocopa flavorufa De Greer and  Megachile combusta Sm. It was found that the relationship between size of flower and bee influenced the type of pollinating strategy and its success. Bees smaller than M. combusta proved ineffective pollinators.


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