chiropterophilous

chiropterophilous

[kī¦räp·tə¦räf·ə·ləs]
(biology)
Pollinated by bats.
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This non-ornithophilous species were further divided into mellitophilous (flowers adapted for bee pollination), sphingophilous (flowers adapted for sphingid pollination) and chiropterophilous (flowers adapted for bat pollination) species, according to the floral characteristics described by Faegri and Pijl (1980), and entomophilous, which is a species that can be pollinated by insects of two or more taxonomic groups.
1% (N = 22) were ornithophilous, 29% (N = 15) were mellitophilous, 14% (N = 7) were entomophilous, four species (8%) presented intermediate attributes between chiropterophily and ornithophily syndrome, one (2%) species was chiropterophilous and one (2%) species was sphingophilous (Appendix 1).
Pollination ecology of Stenocereus queretaroensis (Cactaceae) a chiropterophilous columnar cactus, in a tropical dry forest of Mexico.
In the chiropterophilous species studied here the large size stigma of Hymenaea courbaril flower (approximately 1,000 [micro]m, see Table 2) and the large and conspicuous head-like inflorescences of Parkia pendula, with about 1,300 flowers (Hopkins, 1984; Fleming et al.
2008), suggest bat-pollination, although the plants in the complex do not show the typical chiropterophilous floral syndrome with bell-shaped, large zygomorphic flowers, characteristic of the bat-pollinated Werauhia species (Kromer et al.
Pollination ecology of Steno cereus queretaroensis (Cactaceae), a chiropterophilous columnar cactus, in a tropical dry forest of Mexico.
This locally abundant species with an inconspicuous green inflorescence is night-blooming and likely pollinated by nectar-feeding bats, similar to other chiropterophilous bromeliads such as the widespread Werauhia gladioliflora.
x Lycopersicon esculentum x Vanilla planifolia x Ficus carica x Acca sellowiana Ananas comosus Musa textilis Durio zibethinus Theobroma cacao Carica papaya Annona cherimola Elaeis guineensis Pollination syndromes Ornithophilous perching hovering chiropterophilous Actinidia deliciosa Malus domestica Medicago sativa Trifolium pratense Passiflora spp.
Musa textilis, Manila hemp, is cultivated because of its fibers and has comparable chiropterophilous flower and inflorescence characteristics (Faegri and Pijl, 1979; Dobat and Peikert-Holle, 1985; Roubik, 1995b).
and pollination modes (trochilophilous, chiropterophilous, entomophilous, autogamous, unspecific), is particularly well suited for studying the relationship of such species attributes to range size.
Non-ornithophilous species were divided into melittophilous (flowers adapted for bee pollination), chiropterophilous (flowers adapted for bat pollination) or sphingophilous (flowers adapted for sphingid pollination), according to floral characteristics described in Faegri and Pijl (1980).