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Pollination biology of Gelsemium sempervirens L. (Ait.) (Gelsemiaceae): do male and female Habropoda laboriosa F. (Hymenoptera, Apidae) differ in pollination efficiency?
Author(s): J. B. Pascarella
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Journal of Apicultural Research
Article Topic(s): Pollination,Seed increase
Research Setting(s): Coastal
Species Referenced: Gelsemium sempervirens (Carolina jessamine),
AbstractDescribes the pollination biology of Gelsemium sempervirens by blueberry bees (Habropoda laboriosa) in the outer coastal plain of Georgia. Although bee visitation is high, fruit set is low. The article examines the effects of different pollen loads between male and female bees. Both male and female bees were found to carry sufficient pollen; however, some pollen was from a different species and from the same morph of G. sempervirens, which likely limited fruit set.
Suggested CitationJ. B. Pascarella. "Pollination biology of Gelsemium sempervirens L. (Ait.) (Gelsemiaceae): do male and female Habropoda laboriosa F. (Hymenoptera, Apidae) differ in pollination efficiency?" Journal of Apicultural Research 49.2 (2010): 170-176.