chiropterophilous

chiropterophilous

[kī¦räp·tə¦räf·ə·ləs]
(biology)
Pollinated by bats.
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Such plants are called chiropterophilous, and examples of harvests from bat-adapted plants include dates, vanilla, bananas, Iroko timber, Tequila and even chewing gum.
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.
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., 2009; Oliveira et al., 2006), could be related to the large size of the pollinator.
(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., 2007).
Slauson, Pollination Biology of Two Chiropterophilous
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.
This family has many species with small ranges and, because of the large variety of life-forms (epiphytes, terrestrials, saxicoles), ecophysiological adaptations ([C.sub.3], CAM, tank bromeliads, atmospheric bromeliads, etc.), 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).